Generation of a Buoyancy-Driven Coastal Current by an Antarctic Polynya

  title={Generation of a Buoyancy-Driven Coastal Current by an Antarctic Polynya},
  author={Alexander V. Wilchinsky and Daniel L. Feltham},
Descent and spreading of high salinity water generated by salt rejection during sea ice formation in an Antarctic coastal polynya is studied using a hydrostatic, primitive equation three-dimensional ocean model called the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory Coastal Ocean Modeling System (POLCOMS). The shape of the polynya is assumed to be a rectangle 100 km long and 30 km wide, and the salinity flux into the polynya at its surface is constant. The model has been run at high horizontal spatial… CONTINUE READING


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