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Ocean circulation and basal melting below the Fimbul Ice Shelf, Antarctica


Hattermann, T and Nost, OA and Smedsrud, LH and Galton-Fenzi, B and Lilly, J, Ocean circulation and basal melting below the Fimbul Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Book of Abstracts - 26th International Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes - FRISP, 12 June 2012, Sweden, pp. 19-20. (2012) [Conference Extract]

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The mechanisms by which oceanic heat is delivered to Antarctic ice shelves are a major source of uncertainty when assessing the response of the Antarctic ice sheet to climate change. The Fimbul Ice Shelf is situated at the prime meridian and is the sixth largest ice shelf in Antarctica. The regional oceanography in the vicinity of the Fimbul seems to be typical for ice shelves along the the Eastern Weddell Sea.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Fimbul Ice Shelf, Ocean circulation, Antarctica
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Galton-Fenzi, B (Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi)
ID Code:84506
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2013-05-15
Last Modified:2013-06-27

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