Supercooling and Sub-Ice Platelet Layers in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
The aim of this study is to make a prediction of the persistence of the supercooled (cooled below its freezing point) water that flows northward out of McMurdo Sound on its western boundary. I will
combine ocean and ice data obtained near the McMurdo Ice Shelf in November 2011 and December 2011 with ocean data from the 2010 summer. Through both analysis and modelling I aim to determine the primary drivers and key parameters that explain the creation, sustainment and depth of this very cold water.