Hemispheric Atmospheric Variations and Oceanographic Impacts Associated With Katabatic Surges Across the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica

  • Marie Byrd
  • Published 2007


Numerical simulations and surface-based observations how that katabatic winds persistently converge toward and blow across the Siple Coast part of West Antarctica onto the Ross Ice Shelf. About 14% of the time during winter (April to August 1988), thermal infrared satellite images reveal the horizontal propagation of this negatively buoyant katabatic… (More)


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