Synoptic Antarctic Shelf-Slope Interactions (SASSI)
Synoptic Antarctic Shelf-Slope Interactions (SASSI)
Editor(s): K. J. Heywood, R. Muench, and G. Williams

The SASSI special issue presents results from the Synoptic Antarctic Shelf-Slope Interactions (SASSI) project, coordinated by iAnZone as a contribution to the International Polar Year. We welcome papers discussing SASSI data, synthesis, historical data comparisons, or using numerical models, theory or other data sets to explain SASSI processes. Although we expect the majority of papers to be climate/iAnZone related, we welcome biological, chemical or multidisciplinary papers on shelf-slope interaction processes on or close to the Antarctic continental shelf or slope. For a reminder of SASSI themes and objectives please see

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10 Jul 2012
Transport of warm Upper Circumpolar Deep Water onto the western Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf
D. G. Martinson and D. C. McKee
Ocean Sci., 8, 433–442,,, 2012
09 Jul 2012
Influence of Ross Sea Bottom Water changes on the warming and freshening of the Antarctic Bottom Water in the Australian-Antarctic Basin
K. Shimada, S. Aoki, K. I. Ohshima, and S. R. Rintoul
Ocean Sci., 8, 419–432,,, 2012
14 Jun 2012
On the outflow of dense water from the Weddell and Ross Seas in OCCAM model
R. Kerr, K. J. Heywood, M. M. Mata, and C. A. E. Garcia
Ocean Sci., 8, 369–388,,, 2012
06 Jul 2011
Modelling the seasonal variability of the Antarctic Slope Current
P. Mathiot, H. Goosse, T. Fichefet, B. Barnier, and H. Gallée
Ocean Sci., 7, 455–470,,, 2011
06 May 2011
On the freshening of the northwestern Weddell Sea continental shelf
H. H. Hellmer, O. Huhn, D. Gomis, and R. Timmermann
Ocean Sci., 7, 305–316,,, 2011
11 Mar 2011
Upper ocean stratification and sea ice growth rates during the summer-fall transition, as revealed by Elephant seal foraging in the Adélie Depression, East Antarctica
G. D. Williams, M. Hindell, M.-N. Houssais, T. Tamura, and I. C. Field
Ocean Sci., 7, 185–202,,, 2011
19 Dec 2012
An Overview of the Synoptic Antarctic Shelf-Slope Interactions (SASSI) project for the International Polar Year
K. J. Heywood, R. Muench, and G. Williams
Ocean Sci., 8, 1117–1122,,, 2012
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