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Ocean circulation and properties in Petermann Fjord, Greenland

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The floating ice shelf of Petermann glacier interacts directly with the ocean and is thought to lose at least 80% of its mass through basal melting. Based on three opportunistic ocean surveys in Petermann Fjord we describe the basic oceanography: the circulation at the fjord mouth, the hydrographic structure beneath the ice shelf, the oceanic heat delivered to the under-ice cavity, and the fate of the resulting melt water. The 1100 m deep fjord is separated from neighboring Hall Basin by a si...

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10.1029/2010JC006519

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Delaware
Department:
College of Earth,Ocean and Environment
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Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Department:
College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
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Institute of Ocean Sciences, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada
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US National Science Foundation
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Falkner, K
Münchow, A
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0230254
1022843
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Royal Society
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Johnson, H
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Canadian Federal Programme for the International Polar Year
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Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
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Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans More from this journal
Volume:
116
Article number:
C01003
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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0148–0227
Language:
English
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2011-04-06

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