It only took 25 years, but my thesis topic is now becoming newsworthy! Gluttons for punishment can see at least the abstract at A model of the formation of high-salinity shelf water on polar continental shelves. Which is aimed at one of the important ingredients for AABW (Antarctic Bottom Water).
I've been reluctant to blog about the topic because it is, after all, my baby and I'm sorely tempted to post at excruciating length and detail. (Not that there aren't other people who have studied the topic before or since, but I'm one of the people who has.)
I'll take this note as opportunity to get in to some detail about the weirdness that is sea water, and come to the climate change, carbon dioxide burial, and heat burial, aspects later. The story of AABW turns on some odd facts about how sea water behaves in Antarctic conditions. Not least, it can go below freezing.
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