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Ocean, Ice, and Atmosphere: Interactions at the Antarctic Continental Margin

Ocean, Ice, and Atmosphere: Interactions at the Antarctic Continental Margin

Stanley S. Jacobs (Editor), Ray F. Weiss (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66823-8

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

380 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 75.

The Antarctic continental shelf, slope and rise cover roughly six million square kilometers, all beneath seasonal or perennial sea ice or under ice shelves and glacier tongues. With an area half the size of the grounded ice sheet and one third the winter maximum sea ice extent, the continental margin ocean circulation can hardly be covered in a single volume. Nevertheless, more than 50 authors attempt here to update our current understanding of this important region, aided by modern ships and improved instrumentation, more realistic conceptual and numerical models, and by historical data and recent observations, often obtained under the most extreme conditions. They address issues ranging from air-sea to ice-ocean interactions, ice crystals to icebergs, regional circulation to circumpolar fronts, tides to bottom topography, and the fate of deep water to the formation of bottom water. Several related sea ice studies appear in Antarctic Sea Ice: Physical Processes, Interactions and Variability, volume 74 in this series.

Preface xi

Water Masses and Mixing Near the Antarctic Slope Front
T. Whitworth III, A. H. Orsi, S.-J. Kim, W. D. Nowlin Jr., andR. A. Locarnini 1

Observations and Modelling of Antarctic Downslope Flows: A Review
Peter G. Baines and Scott Condie 29

On the Interaction of the Katabatic-Land-Sea Wind System of Antarctica
With the High Latitude Southern Ocean
Scott L. Goodrich, Richard T. McNider, and William W. Schroeder 51

Thermohaline Variability of the Waters Overlying the West Antarctic Peninsula Continental Shelf
Eileen E. Hofmann and John M. Klinck 61

Oceanic Erosion of a Floating Antarctic Glacier in the Amundsen Sea
Hartmut H. Hellmer, Stanley S. Jacobs, and Adrian Jenkins 83

Winter Atmospheric Forcing of the Ross Sea Polynya
David Bromwich, ZhongLiu, Michael L. Van Woert, and Aric N. Rogers 101

Interannual Ocean and Sea Ice Variability in the Ross Sea
Stanley S. Jacobs and Claudia F. Giulivi 135

On the Origin and Influence of Adelie Land Bottom Water
Stephen R. Rintoul 151

Ocean-Ice Shelf Interaction and Possible Bottom Water Formation in Prydz Bay, Antarctica
Annie P. S. Wong, Nathaniel L. Bindoff, and Andrew Forbes 173

Acoustical Techniques in Antarctic Oceanography
John D. Penrose 189

Transport and Water Masses of the Antarctic Slope Front System in the Eastern Weddell Sea
Karen J. Heywood, Ricardo A. Locarnini, Russell D. Frew, Paul F. Dennis, and Brian A. King 203

Western Weddell Sea Thermohaline Stratification
Arnold L. Gordon 215

Transient Tracer Observations From the Western Weddell Sea
During the Drift and Recovery of Ice Station Weddell
Manfred Mensch, William M. Smethie Jr., Peter Schlosser, RalfWeppernig, andReinhold Bayer 241

Interactions Between Floating Ice Platelets and Ocean Water in the Southern Weddell Sea
Andreas Bombosch 257

Impact of Grounded Icebergs on the Hydrographic Conditions Near the Filchner Ice Shelf
Ole Anders Nest and Svein 0sterhus 267

Physical Controls on Ocean Circulation Beneath Ice Shelves Revealed by Numerical Models
Michael J. M. Williams, Adrian Jenkins, and Jiirgen Determann 285

Ocean Circulation Beneath the Western Ronne Ice Shelf, as Derived From
in situ Measurements of Water Currents and Properties
K. W. Nicholls andK. Makinson 301

Marine Ice Beneath Filchner Ice Shelf: Evidence From a Multi-Disciplinary Approach
K. Grosfeld, H H Hellmer, M. Jonas, H Sandhdger, M. Schulte, andD. G. Vaughan 319

Tides in the Weddell Sea
Robin Robertson, Laurie Padman, and Gary D. Egbert 341

The New Bathymetric Charts of the Weddell Sea: AWIBCWS
Hans Werner Schenke, Heinrich Hinze, Semme Dijkstra, Bernd Hoppmann, Fred Niederjasper, and Tilo Schdne 371