Freshwater transport at Fimbulisen, Antarctica

Graham J. Walkden, Karen J. Heywood, Keith W. Nicholls, Povl Abrahamsen

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[1] The intricate near-circumpolar system of fronts and currents surrounding Antarctica isolates much of Earth's freshwater from the saline oceans immediately north. The Antarctic Slope Front sustains bathymetrically steered flow at the shelf break, whereas the shallow Coastal Current travels rapidly alongside the ice front. A hydrographic survey of the southeastern Weddell Sea finds these two features to have merged near the narrow (
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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