Work completed as part of a publication (Fraser, N., Inall, M.E., Magaldi,M.G., Haine, T.W.N., Jones, S.C. (2018). Wintertime Fjord-Shelf Interaction and Ice Sheet Melting in Southeast Greenland.Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi:10.1029/2018JC014435)

 

Modelled flow in Kangerdlugssuaq Fjord in south-east Greenland.  We found that large internal waves moving into the fjord were important for transporting heat to the glacier. Model is MITgcm, developed by Dr Neil Fraser.

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Detail of fjord circulation from above, showing temperature and flow near the fjord entrance.  Bathymetry is transparent, pycnocline is shown by white surface
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Detail of fjord circulation from south-west, showing temperature and flow near the fjord entrance and in the fjord.  Bathymetry is transparent, pycnocline is shown by white surface
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