Work completed as part of a publication (Fraser, N., Inall, M.E., Magaldi,M.G., Haine, T.W.N., Jones, S.C. Wintertime Fjord-Shelf Interaction and Ice Sheet Melting in Southeast Greenland. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, August 2018.). A model-based study examining the increased melting of Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier and its relation with oceanic incursion into the fjord.

Below is a short summary animation which captures the large internal waves transporting heat into the fjord and contributing to glacial melting during the winter months.  The complex 3D nature of the circulation in this fjord was not fully appreciated until this work.

 

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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