Exchange of material and energy at the air-sea interface is a key issue
in understanding climate.
Law C Walkington
M 2009 Surface Layer
the SAGE Ocean Fertilization Experiment, in press Special Issue in DSR
II, November 2011.
under-ice boundary layers
its sea ice-covered southern extremities, are of vital importance to
understanding of earth system processes. It
is a primary driver of four of the earth’s major
domains and is well described by Natalie Robinson here.
of the main aspects of interest is the role of platelets in ice
formation (see Dempsey paper).
observational oceanography out of Scott
Base supported by Antarctica
with moorings and CTD work, I am trying
to build up a dataset with shear microstructure
profilers in various locations in the southern McMurdo Sound region
Strait (which we named!).
Natalie Robinson has put out a paper
on the flow in the Strait.
convective sinking drives global ocean circulation and
hence climate on
sea ice and its concomitant high albedo directly influences climate
sea ice growth and breakup is the largest annual geophysical process on
the Southern Ocean krill biomass is the earth’s largest
this feeds on phytoplankton harboured by sea ice.
CL; Robinson, NJ; Williams, MJM; Haskell, TG. 2009. Observations of
Turbulence Beneath Sea Ice in Southern McMurdo Sound,