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Modelling the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean


Galton-Fenzi, B, Modelling the interaction between Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Ocean Science - extended abstracts of the fourth CAWCR Workshop, 9 November - 11 November 2010, Hobart, pp. 33-37. ISBN 978-1-921826-12-2 (2010) [Conference Extract]


The increased loss of ice from the coastal margins of Antarctica (e.g. Wingham et al. 2006) is mostly due to the rapid thinning and retreat of ice streams, driven by the enhanced melting of the ice shelves that fringe the continent (e.g. Shepherd et al. 2004). The enhanced supply of cool and fresh glacial meltwater is the most likely cause of observed changes in the dense water that feeds the global overturning circulation (e.g. Rintoul, 2007). Understanding interactions between the ice sheet and oceans is essential for improved projections of the impacts of climate change on sea level rise and ocean heat and freshwater budgets.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Galton-Fenzi, B (Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi)
ID Code:71249
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-07-12
Last Modified:2011-07-12

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