The small scales of the ocean may hold the key to surprises


Nature Climate Change, Published online: 16 June 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01386-6

Sharp fronts and eddies that are ubiquitous in the world ocean, as well as features such as shelf seas and under-ice-shelf cavities, are not captured in climate projections. Such small-scale processes can play a key role in how the large-scale ocean and cryosphere evolve under climate change, posing a challenge to climate models.