Interannual Variability in Summer Sea Ice Minimum, Coastal Polynyas and Bottom Water Formation In the Weddell Sea

  1. Martin O. Jeffries
  1. Josefino C. Comiso1 and
  2. Arnold L. Gordon2

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR074p0293

Antarctic Sea Ice: Physical Processes, Interactions and Variability

Antarctic Sea Ice: Physical Processes, Interactions and Variability

How to Cite

Comiso, J. C. and Gordon, A. L. (1998) Interannual Variability in Summer Sea Ice Minimum, Coastal Polynyas and Bottom Water Formation In the Weddell Sea, in Antarctic Sea Ice: Physical Processes, Interactions and Variability (ed M. O. Jeffries), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR074p0293

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratory for Hydrospheric Processes, Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center

  2. 2

    Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909028

Online ISBN: 9781118668245

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Keywords:

  • Sea ice—Antarctic Ocean

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Weddell Sea Summer Ice Cover

  • Interannual Changes In Ice Extent and Actual Ice Area

  • Atmospheric and Oceanographic Connections

  • Role Of Latent Heat Polynyas In Ice Production

  • Relationships to the Antarctic Bottom Water

  • Summary and Conclusions