Interannual variability beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica

As a result of their importance in the production of Antarctic Bottom Water, processes over the Antarctic continental shelf have a strong impact on the global ocean. Some of the ice shelves that cover much of the continental shelf are thought to play a significant role in the production of AABW, particularly in the southern Weddell Sea [Foldvik and Gammelsrød, 1988]. The impact of the ocean on ice shelves is of interest from a glaciological perspective also, as ice shelves form the seaward boundary of much of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Nicholls, Keith, Østerhus, Svein

On this site: Keith Nicholls
Date:
1 January, 2006
Journal/Source:
Forum for Research into Ice Shelf Processes (FRISP). Report
Page(s):
102-107