Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Ocean Sci., 17, 335–350, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-335-2021
Ocean Sci., 17, 335–350, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-17-335-2021

Research article 18 Feb 2021

Research article | 18 Feb 2021

Multidecadal polynya formation in a conceptual (box) model

Daan Boot et al.

Viewed

Total article views: 688 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
547 112 29 688 35 32
  • HTML: 547
  • PDF: 112
  • XML: 29
  • Total: 688
  • BibTeX: 35
  • EndNote: 32
Views and downloads (calculated since 14 Jul 2020)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 14 Jul 2020)

Viewed (geographical distribution)

Total article views: 588 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 588 with geography defined and 0 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 
Latest update: 11 Apr 2021
Download
Short summary
The Maud Rise polynya is a hole in the sea ice surrounding Antarctica that occurs during winter. It appeared in 2016 and 2017. Our study concludes that heat and salt accumulation around 1000 m depth are likely to be important for polynya formation. The heat is mixed upward to the surface where it is able to melt the sea ice and, thus, create a polynya. How often the polynya forms depends largely on the variation in the time of the heat and salt accumulation.