Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
29 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 29 Jan 2019

Responses of sub-ice platelet layer thickening rate and frazil-ice concentration to variations in ice-shelf water supercooling in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica

Chen Cheng, Adrian Jenkins, Paul R. Holland, Zhaomin Wang, Chengyan Liu, and Ruibin Xia


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AR by Chen Cheng on behalf of the Authors (19 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (31 Oct 2018) by Christian Haas
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Nov 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (06 Dec 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (15 Dec 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Dec 2018) by Christian Haas
AR by Chen Cheng on behalf of the Authors (17 Jan 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Jan 2019) by Christian Haas
Short summary
The sub-ice platelet layer (SIPL) under fast ice is most prevalent in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Using a modified plume model, we investigated the responses of SIPL thickening rate and frazil concentration to variations in ice shelf water supercooling in McMurdo Sound. It would be key to parameterizing the relevant process in more complex three-dimensional, primitive equation ocean models, which relies on the knowledge of the suspended frazil size spectrum within the ice–ocean boundary layer.