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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 10, 2603-2609, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2603-2016
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Brief communication
04 Nov 2016
Brief communication: Impacts of a developing polynya off Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, triggered by grounding of iceberg B09B Christopher J. Fogwill et al.
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Here we report new data from in situ oceanographic surveys and high-resolution ocean modelling experiments in the Commonwealth Bay region of East Antarctica, where in 2010 there was a major reconfiguration of the regional icescape due to the collision of the 97 km long iceberg B09B with the Mertz Glacier tongue. Here we compare post-calving observations with high-resolution ocean modelling which suggest that this reconfiguration has led to the development of a new polynya off Commonwealth Bay.
Here we report new data from in situ oceanographic surveys and high-resolution ocean modelling...
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