A model study of ocean circulation beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica: Implications for bottom water formation
Jenkins, Adrian; Holland, David M.. 2002 A model study of ocean circulation beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica: Implications for bottom water formation. Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (8), 1193. 4, pp. 10.1029/2001GL014589Full text not available from this repository.
 An isopycnic coordinate ocean circulation model has been applied to the southern Weddell Sea, including the cavity beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, with the aim of investigating the buoyancy-forced circulation on the continental shelf. Buoyancy forcing is associated with both the annual growth and decay of sea ice and the interaction between ice shelf and ocean. In the model a generally anti-cyclonic circulation develops beneath the ice shelf, so that new shelf waters entering the cavity in the west emerge colder and fresher in the east. The outflow contributes to a dense current that spills off the continental shelf and descends the slope. Oceanographic observations from the region are consistent with this picture and highlight the overflow as a major source of Weddell Sea Bottom Water.
|Programmes:||BAS Programmes > Antarctic Science in the Global Context (2000-2005) > Global Interactions of the Antarctic Ice Sheet|
|Additional Information:||Correction (to figures 1 & 2) published in GRL 29(13), 1634, 10.1029/2002GL015647|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Marine Sciences
|Date made live:||16 Nov 2011 09:17|
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