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https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-277-2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-16-277-2022
Research article
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24 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 24 Jan 2022

Ice-shelf ocean boundary layer dynamics from large-eddy simulations

Carolyn Branecky Begeman, Xylar Asay-Davis, and Luke Van Roekel

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This study uses ocean modeling at ultra-high resolution to study the small-scale ocean mixing that controls ice-shelf melting. It offers some insights into the relationship between ice-shelf melting and ocean temperature far from the ice base, which may help us project how fast ice will melt when ocean waters entering the cavity warm. This study adds to a growing body of research that indicates we need a more sophisticated treatment of ice-shelf melting in coarse-resolution ocean models.