Ice scour disturbance in Antarctic waters.

  title={Ice scour disturbance in Antarctic waters.},
  author={Dan A. Smale and Kirsty M O Brown and David K A Barnes and Keiron P. P. Fraser and Andrew Clarke},
  volume={321 5887},
The West Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming regions on Earth, and, as a consequence, most maritime glaciers and ice shelves in the region have significantly retreated over the past few decades. We collected a multiyear data set on ice scouring frequency from Antarctica by using unique experimental markers and scuba diving surveys. We show that the annual intensity of ice scouring is negatively correlated with the duration of the winter fast ice season. Because fast ice extent and… CONTINUE READING

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