(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Anchor ice in polar oceans

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MAGER S.M. (1) ; SMITH I.J. (1) ; KEMPEMA E.W. (1) ; THOMSON B.J. (1) ; LEONARD G.H. (1) ;
(1) Univ., Otago, NOUVELLE-ZELANDE


This paper reviews the current understanding of anchor ice formation in polar marine environments. Supercooled water is a necessity for anchor ice to form and frazil adhesion is the most likely common mechanism for initial anchor ice growth. Strong biological zonation has led some authors to suggest that anchor ice does not form to depths of greater than 33 m, yet in Antarctica there appear to be no physical reasons for such a limit given the production of supercooled water to substantial depths associated with ice shelves. Future work should focus on the potential extent of anchor ice production and identify the key oceanographic, glaciological and meteorological conditions conducive to its formation


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 37, no4 [pp. 468-483]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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