Amundsen Sea


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Amundsen Sea

An arm of the southern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica. It was explored and named by a Norwegian expedition in the late 1920s.

Amundsen Sea

(ˈɑːmʊndsən)
n
(Placename) a part of the South Pacific Ocean, in Antarctica off Byrd Land

A′mundsen Sea′


n.
an arm of the S Pacific Ocean off Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica.
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The data showed both the flow of warmer waters toward Antarctica, as well as higher snowfall - especially over the Amundsen Sea sector - as a result of El NiAaAaAeA~
Hillenbrand and his colleagues studied sediment cores taken on two separate excursions to Pine Island Bay in the Amundsen Sea, which is adjacent to Antarctica's fastest-melting glacier, Pine Island Glacier.
But using airborne radar to make direct measurements along many miles of the grounding lines of three West Antarctic glaciers that flow into a body of water called the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Khazendar and his colleagues determined that between 2002 and 2009, the glaciers retreated at the fastest speed ever recorded in West Antarctica, melting from the undersides upwards.
NSF and NERC issued a solicitation for proposals today to support fieldwork and modeling in the vicinity of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier and the adjacent Amundsen Sea.
The reported behaviour, however, would mean the south-western peninsula sector now has the second biggest input to that contribution behind the large glaciers that drain into the Amundsen Sea even further to the south and west.
He will have more than just cold to worry about during the final two swims - at the Bay of Whales in the Ross Sea and Peter I Island in the Amundsen Sea.
78) although, if it were, it would be projecting north into the Amundsen Sea (i.
But on the west side of Antarctica, ice across an area roughly the size of Texas called the Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE) is already thinning rapidly in large part as a result of surrounding waters warming up due to changing ocean circulation patterns.
Overall, the loss has been dominated by glacial thinning in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica.
We find that ice losses continue to be most pronounced along the fast-flowing ice streams of the Amundsen Sea sector, with thinning rates of between 4 and 8 metres per year near to the grounding lines of the Pine Island, Thwaites and Smith Glaciers," lead author Dr Malcolm McMillan from the University of Leeds said.
The pattern of imbalance is dominated by glaciers thinning in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica.
Starting in November this year, the iSTAR science programme will mount four projects focused on finding out what's causing the rapid changes observed in the Amundsen Sea region of the West Antarctic ice sheet.