Cryosphere: Entry beneath ice

Ice shelves in West Antarctica have been shown to melt where warm circumpolar deep water enters a sub-shelf cavity. A bathymetric reconstruction of Totten Glacier in East Antarctica suggests that the same process may be at work there.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Fretwell, Peter

On this site: Peter Fretwell
Date:
16 March, 2015
Journal/Source:
Nature Geoscience / 8
Page(s):
253-254
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2396