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dc.contributor.authorArthun, Marius
dc.contributor.authorNicholls, Keith
dc.contributor.authorMakinson, Keith
dc.contributor.authorFedak, Mike
dc.contributor.authorBoehme, Lars
dc.identifier.citationArthun , M , Nicholls , K , Makinson , K , Fedak , M & Boehme , L 2012 , ' Seasonal inflow of warm water onto the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf, Antarctica ' , Geophysical Research Letters , vol. 39 , L17601 .
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84865793025
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9569-1128/work/47136255
dc.description.abstractTo capture the austral summer to winter transition in water mass properties over the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf and slope region Weddell seals were tagged with miniaturized conductivity–temperature–depth sensors in February 2011. During the following 8 months the instruments yielded about 9000 temperature–salinity profiles from a previously undersampled area. This allows, for the first time, a description of the seasonality of warm water intrusions onto the shelf. A temperature section across the Filchner Depression and eastern shelf shows a pronounced decrease in warm water inflow from summer to winter, further supported by an almost 3–year long time series from a shelf–break mooring. The seasonal variability is related to the surface wind stress and an associated deepening of the off–shore core of Warm Deep Water.
dc.relation.ispartofGeophysical Research Lettersen
dc.rights(c) 2012 American Geophysical Unionen
dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.titleSeasonal inflow of warm water onto the southern Weddell Sea continental shelf, Antarcticaen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sea Mammal Research Uniten
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