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Coupling a Thermodynamically Active Ice Shelf to a Regional Simulation of the Weddell Sea : Volume 6, Issue 4 (09/08/2013)

By Meccia, V.

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Title: Coupling a Thermodynamically Active Ice Shelf to a Regional Simulation of the Weddell Sea : Volume 6, Issue 4 (09/08/2013)  
Author: Meccia, V.
Volume: Vol. 6, Issue 4
Language: English
Subject: Science, Geoscientific, Model
Collections: Periodicals: Journal and Magazine Collection (Contemporary), Copernicus GmbH
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Publisher: Copernicus Gmbh, Göttingen, Germany
Member Page: Copernicus Publications


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Wainer, I., Curchitser, E., Tonelli, M., & Meccia, V. (2013). Coupling a Thermodynamically Active Ice Shelf to a Regional Simulation of the Weddell Sea : Volume 6, Issue 4 (09/08/2013). Retrieved from

Description: Oceanographic Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Praca do Oceanografico, 191, Sao Paulo, SP 05508-120, Brazil. A thermodynamically interactive ice shelf cavity parameterization is coupled to the Regional Ocean Model System (ROMS) and is applied to the Southern Ocean domain with enhanced resolution in the Weddell Sea. This implementation is tested in order to assess its degree of improvement to the hydrography (and circulation) of the Weddell Sea. Results show that the inclusion of ice shelf cavities in the model is feasible and somewhat realistic (considering the lack of under-ice observations for validation). Ice shelf–ocean interactions are an important process to be considered in order to obtain realistic hydrographic values under the ice shelf. The model framework presented in this work is a promising tool for analyzing the Southern Ocean's response to future climate change scenarios.

Coupling a thermodynamically active ice shelf to a regional simulation of the Weddell Sea

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