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Eugene Domack

Domack Publishes Article in ESSD

Posted December 26, 2010
Tags Eugene Domack Faculty Geosciences LARISSA

“A consistent data set of Antarctic ice sheet topography, cavity geometry, and global bathymetry,” co-authored by Eugene Domack, the Joel W. Johnson Family Professor of Geosciences, was published on Dec. 22, in Earth System Science Data - The Data Publishing Journal.


Sub-ice shelf circulation and freezing/melting rates in ocean general circulation models depend critically on an accurate and consistent representation of cavity geometry. Existing global or pan-Antarctic topography data sets have turned out to contain various inconsistencies and inaccuracies. The paper includes a compilation of independent regional surveys and maps into a global data set for an area that roughly coincides with the Antarctic continental shelf.


Domack’s co-authors included researchers from Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany; University of Exeter, Exter, U.K.; British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, U.K.; University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania; KlimaCampus, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany; Swansea University, Swansea, U.K.; University Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University; Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway; Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway; Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, NOAA NESDIS, Silver Spring, Md.
 

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