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Localized rapid warming ofWest Antarctic subsurface waters by remote winds

Spence, P.; Holmes, Ryan M; Hogg, Andrew; Griffies, S.M.; Stewart, Kial; England, Matthew

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The highest rates of Antarctic glacial ice mass loss are occurring to the west of the Antarctica Peninsula in regions where warming of subsurface continental shelf waters is also largest. However, the physical mechanisms responsible for this warming remain unknown. Here we show how localized changes in coastal winds off East Antarctica can produce significant subsurface temperature anomalies (>2 °C) around much of the continent. We demonstrate how coastal-trapped barotropic Kelvin waves...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/218193
Source: Nature Climate Change
DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE3335

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