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Volume 10, issue 6
The Cryosphere, 10, 2603–2609, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2603-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 10, 2603–2609, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-10-2603-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Brief communication 04 Nov 2016

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.
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