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Turbulent plumes from a glacier terminus melting in a stratified ocean

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The melting of submerged faces of marine-terminating glaciers is a key contributor to the glacial mass budget via direct thermodynamic ablation and the impact of ablation on calving. This study considers the behavior of turbulent plumes of buoyant meltwater in a stratified ocean, generated by melting of either near-vertical calving faces or sloping ice shelves. We build insight by applying a turbulent plume model to describe melting of a locally planar region of ice face in a linearly stratif...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1002/2015JC011160

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atmos Ocean & Planet Physics
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Author
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Wells, A
Grant:
PCIG13-GA-2013-6186 10 SEA-ICE-CFD
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Magorrian, S
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Magorrian, S
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Journal website
Volume:
121
Issue:
7
Pages:
4670-4696
Publication date:
2016-07-10
Acceptance date:
2016-06-01
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ISSN:
2169-9275
Source identifiers:
625718
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pubs:625718
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uuid:ab15bc6e-73f9-4f3c-b5b5-93db67f136ba
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pubs:625718
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2016-06-05

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