A box model of circulation and melting in ice shelf caverns

@inproceedings{Olbers2009ABM,
  title={A box model of circulation and melting in ice shelf caverns},
  author={Dirk Olbers and Hartmut H. Hellmer},
  year={2009}
}
A simple box model of the circulation into and inside the ocean cavern beneath an ice shelf is used to estimate the melt rates of Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves. The model uses simplified cavern geometries and includes a coarse parameterization of the overturning circulation and vertical mixing. The melting/freezing physics at the ice shelf/ocean interface are those usually implemented in high resolution circulation models of ice shelf caverns. The model is driven by the thermohaline inflow… CONTINUE READING

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