SPANNING TEN BILLION SCALES FROM MILLIMETRE TURBULENCE TO GLOBAL CIRCULATION
Grant number: FT180100037 | Funding period: 2019 - 2023
This project aims to explain the role of convection in the ocean. Convection is a key climate process yet it remains one of the most poorly understood mechanisms in the ocean and is crudely represented in climate models, leading to uncertainties in predictions of heat transport, climate change, polar ice loss and sea level rise. Using a unique turbulence-resolving approach and high-performance computing, the project will determine both the global role of buoyancy-driven convection in the broad ocean circulation and the local turbulence controls on melting rates of Antarctic ice-shelves. This will contribute to the formulation of better climate models and keep Australia at the forefront of oc..View full description
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The role of double-diffusive convection in basal melting of Antarctic ice shelves
Madelaine Gamble Rosevear, Bishakhdatta Gayen, Benjamin Keith Galton-Fenzi
The Antarctic Ice Sheet loses about half its mass through ocean-driven melting of its fringing ice shelves. However, the ocean pro..