Mixing of Ice Shelf Water Outflows and Connections to Sea Ice

Type: 
Seminar
Date: 
Wednesday 19 July, 2017
Time: 
2.00pm
Location: 
Climate Change Research Centre Seminar Room, Level 4 Mathews Building, Kensington Campus, Sydney

In this talk Craig Stevens will describe recent, and upcoming, field observations of the fate of meltwater from large and small ice shelf cavities (specifically the Ross and Nansen). The data highlight the complexity of the system as the ocean is close to its freezing point, and also there is a good deal of challenging topographic variability. The discussion will then consider how these outflows influence sea ice growth and persistence.