Glacier tongue calving reduced dense water formation and enhanced carbon uptake

Date

2013

Authors

Shadwick, E. H.
Rintoul, Stephen R.
Tilbrook, Bronte
Williams, G.D.
Young, Neal
Fraser, A.D.
Marchant, Harvey
Smith, Jodie
Tamura, T

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American Geophysical Union

Abstract

Dense shelf water formed in the Mertz Polynya supplies the lower limb of the global overturning circulation, ventilating the abyssal Indian and Pacific Oceans. Calving of the Mertz Glacier Tongue (MGT) in February 2010 altered the regional distribution of

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Keywords: Biological productivity; Carbon uptake; Carbonate saturations; Dense shelf water; Dense waters; Overturning circulation; Regional distribution; Sea ice formations; Carbon; Stream flow; Water levels; Sea ice; carbon; carbonate; circulation; dense water; di carbon uptake; dense water formation; glacier calving

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Geophysical Research Letters

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1002/grl.50178

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2037-12-31