Glacial ice and atmospheric forcing on the Mertz Glacier Polynya over the past 250 years.

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The Mertz Glacier Polynya off George V Land, East Antarctica, is a source of Adélie Land Bottom Water, which contributes up to ~25% of the Antarctic Bottom Water. This major polynya is closely linked to the presence of the Mertz Glacier Tongue that traps pack ice upstream. In 2010, the Mertz Glacier calved a massive iceberg, deeply impacting local sea ice… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7642

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