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Freshening by glacial meltwater enhances melting of ice shelves and reduces formation of Antarctic Bottom Water

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Science Advances  18 Apr 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 4, eaap9467
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aap9467

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  • Received for publication September 16, 2017
  • Accepted for publication March 6, 2018

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  1. Alessandro Silvano1,2,3,*,
  2. Stephen Rich Rintoul2,3,4,
  3. Beatriz Peña-Molino2,3,4,
  4. William Richard Hobbs3,5,
  5. Esmee van Wijk2,3,
  6. Shigeru Aoki6,
  7. Takeshi Tamura3,7,8 and
  8. Guy Darvall Williams1,3,5
  1. 1Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  2. 2Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Oceans and Atmosphere, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  3. 3Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  4. 4Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  5. 5Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia.
  6. 6Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
  7. 7National Institute of Polar Research, Tachikawa, Japan.
  8. 8SOKENDAI, Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Tachikawa, Japan.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: alessandro.silvano{at}


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