Wind Forcing of the Terra Nova Bay Polynya

  title={Wind Forcing of the Terra Nova Bay Polynya},
  author={David H. Bromwich and Dennis D. Kurtz},
The Terra Nova Bay polynya is a perennial winter feature in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica, which occupies roughly 1000 km 2. It is formed and maintained by the combined influence of persistent katabatic winds, which advect newly formed bay ice eastward, and the Drygalski Ice Tongue, which prevents northward drifting pack ice from entering Terra Nova Bay. Existence of anomalously strong katabatic drainage along this coast is predicted by Parish's (1982) simulation of wintertime airflow which… CONTINUE READING