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Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves

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Between the devil and the deep blue sea : the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves. / Heywood, Karen; Biddle, Louise; Boehme, Lars; Dutrieux, Pierre; Fedak, Michael Andre; Jenkins, Adrian; Jones, Richard W.; Kaiser, Jan; Mallett, Helen; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; Renfrew, Ian A.; Stevens, David P.; Webber, Benjamin G.M.

In: Oceanography, Vol. 29, No. 4, 12.2016, p. 118-129.

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Heywood, K, Biddle, L, Boehme, L, Dutrieux, P, Fedak, MA, Jenkins, A, Jones, RW, Kaiser, J, Mallett, H, Naveira Garabato, AC, Renfrew, IA, Stevens, DP & Webber, BGM 2016, 'Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves' Oceanography, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 118-129. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.104

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Heywood, K., Biddle, L., Boehme, L., Dutrieux, P., Fedak, M. A., Jenkins, A., ... Webber, B. G. M. (2016). Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves. Oceanography, 29(4), 118-129. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.104

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Heywood K, Biddle L, Boehme L, Dutrieux P, Fedak MA, Jenkins A et al. Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves. Oceanography. 2016 Dec;29(4):118-129. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.104

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Heywood, Karen ; Biddle, Louise ; Boehme, Lars ; Dutrieux, Pierre ; Fedak, Michael Andre ; Jenkins, Adrian ; Jones, Richard W. ; Kaiser, Jan ; Mallett, Helen ; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C. ; Renfrew, Ian A. ; Stevens, David P. ; Webber, Benjamin G.M. / Between the devil and the deep blue sea : the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves. In: Oceanography. 2016 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 118-129.

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title = "Between the devil and the deep blue sea: the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelves",
abstract = "The Amundsen Sea is a key region of Antarctica where ocean, atmosphere, sea ice and ice sheet interact. For much of Antarctica, the relatively warm ocean water in the open Southern Ocean (a few degrees above freezing) is unable to reach the continental shelf in large volumes under current climate conditions. In the Amundsen Sea, however, warm water penetrates onto the continental shelf and provides heat that can melt the underside of the floating ice shelves. Here we discuss how the role of the ocean has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, because ocean heat fluxes have been implicated in the thinning of the ice shelves. We present observations from the Amundsen Sea in 2014 and discuss their implications, highlighting aspects where our understanding is still incomplete.",
author = "Karen Heywood and Louise Biddle and Lars Boehme and Pierre Dutrieux and Fedak, {Michael Andre} and Adrian Jenkins and Jones, {Richard W.} and Jan Kaiser and Helen Mallett and {Naveira Garabato}, {Alberto C.} and Renfrew, {Ian A.} and Stevens, {David P.} and Webber, {Benjamin G.M.}",
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T1 - Between the devil and the deep blue sea

T2 - Oceanography

AU - Heywood, Karen

AU - Biddle, Louise

AU - Boehme, Lars

AU - Dutrieux, Pierre

AU - Fedak, Michael Andre

AU - Jenkins, Adrian

AU - Jones, Richard W.

AU - Kaiser, Jan

AU - Mallett, Helen

AU - Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.

AU - Renfrew, Ian A.

AU - Stevens, David P.

AU - Webber, Benjamin G.M.

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N2 - The Amundsen Sea is a key region of Antarctica where ocean, atmosphere, sea ice and ice sheet interact. For much of Antarctica, the relatively warm ocean water in the open Southern Ocean (a few degrees above freezing) is unable to reach the continental shelf in large volumes under current climate conditions. In the Amundsen Sea, however, warm water penetrates onto the continental shelf and provides heat that can melt the underside of the floating ice shelves. Here we discuss how the role of the ocean has come under increased scrutiny in recent years, because ocean heat fluxes have been implicated in the thinning of the ice shelves. We present observations from the Amundsen Sea in 2014 and discuss their implications, highlighting aspects where our understanding is still incomplete.

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