Antarctic Offshore Leads and Polynyas and Oceanographic Effects

@inproceedings{H2009AntarcticOL,
  title={Antarctic Offshore Leads and Polynyas and Oceanographic Effects},
  author={H.. and Jay Zwally and J.... and C... and Comiso},
  year={2009}
}
Extensive areas of open water are located within the Antarctic sea ice pack in a near-shore zone of several hundred kilometers, as well as the marginal ice zone near the sea ice edge. The time-series of satellite passive microwave observations during 1974 provides quantitative values of the area of open water in the coastal zone and details per thousand during the winter months. Although uncertainties remain regarding the amount of ice exported from the shelves and the shelf-slope exchange of… CONTINUE READING

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