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Wind causes Totten Ice Shelf melt and acceleration

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, November 2017
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19 news outlets
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117 tweeters
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Title
Wind causes Totten Ice Shelf melt and acceleration
Published in
Science Advances, November 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1701681
Pubmed ID
Authors

Chad A. Greene, Donald D. Blankenship, David E. Gwyther, Alessandro Silvano, Esmee van Wijk

Abstract

Totten Glacier in East Antarctica has the potential to raise global sea level by at least 3.5 m, but its sensitivity to climate change has not been well understood. The glacier is coupled to the ocean by the Totten Ice Shelf, which has exhibited variable speed, thickness, and grounding line position in recent years. To understand the drivers of this interannual variability, we compare ice velocity to oceanic wind stress and find a consistent pattern of ice-shelf acceleration 19 months after upwelling anomalies occur at the continental shelf break nearby. The sensitivity to climate forcing we observe is a response to wind-driven redistribution of oceanic heat and is independent of large-scale warming of the atmosphere or ocean. Our results establish a link between the stability of Totten Glacier and upwelling near the East Antarctic coast, where surface winds are projected to intensify over the next century as a result of increasing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 28%
Researcher 21 25%
Student > Master 13 15%
Unspecified 8 9%
Professor 6 7%
Other 13 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 56 66%
Unspecified 11 13%
Physics and Astronomy 7 8%
Environmental Science 7 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 2 2%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 240. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 March 2019.
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#53,322
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Outputs from Science Advances
#420
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#2,720
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Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#25
of 179 outputs
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