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12.04.2021: Online Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics Colloquium
Dr. Alessandro Silvano, Ocean and Earth Sciences, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre Southampton (UK): "The global influence of ice-ocean interaction in Antarctica"
online 11 am
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In this seminar, I will explore the oceanic processes that drive melting of Antarctica’s ice shelves. Different processes lead certain areas of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to be more susceptible to rapid ocean-driven melting, while other areas to be more resilient. I will also describe the emergence of feedback between the ice sheet and Southern Ocean. Increased melting leads to warming of the oceanic waters surrounding Antarctica, with consequences for future sea level rise. I will conclude by describing how increased melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet affects the global ocean and its ability to store anthropogenic heat and carbon.