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dc.contributor.authorHeywood, Karen
dc.contributor.authorBiddle, Louise
dc.contributor.authorBoehme, Lars
dc.contributor.authorDutrieux, Pierre
dc.contributor.authorFedak, Michael Andre
dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorJones, Richard W.
dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Jan
dc.contributor.authorMallett, Helen
dc.contributor.authorNaveira Garabato, Alberto C.
dc.contributor.authorRenfrew, Ian A.
dc.contributor.authorStevens, David P.
dc.contributor.authorWebber, Benjamin G.M.
dc.identifier.citationHeywood , K , Biddle , L , Boehme , L , Dutrieux , P , Fedak , M A , Jenkins , A , Jones , R W , Kaiser , J , Mallett , H , Naveira Garabato , A C , Renfrew , I A , Stevens , D P & 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 , vol. 29 , no. 4 , pp. 118-129 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 243585077
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85008426458
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9569-1128/work/47136237
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000390560400014
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by funding from the UK Natural Environment Research Council's iSTAR Program through grants NE/J005703, NE/J005649/1 and NE/J005770/1.en
dc.description.abstractThe 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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dc.subjectGC Oceanographyen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.titleBetween the devil and the deep blue sea : the role of the Amundsen Sea continental shelf in exchanges between ocean and ice shelvesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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