Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Research article
06 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 06 Feb 2018

Tidal influences on a future evolution of the Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf cavity in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica

Rachael D. Mueller, Tore Hattermann, Susan L. Howard, and Laurie Padman


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ED: Publish as is (27 Nov 2017) by G. Hilmar Gudmundsson
Short summary
There is evidence that climate change in the Weddell Sea will cause warmer water to flow toward the icy continent and into the ocean cavity circulating beneath a thick (~ 1000 m) ice sheet extension that floats over the Weddell Sea, called the Filchner–Ronne Ice Shelf (FRIS). This paper addresses the impact of this potential warming on the melting of FRIS. It evaluates the previously unexplored feedbacks between ice melting, changes in cavity geometry, tides, and circulation.