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Grant Award View - GA28347

Risks of rapid ocean warming at the Antarctic continental margin

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GA ID:
GA28347
Agency:
Australian Research Council
Approval Date:
27-Nov-2018
Publish Date:
18-Dec-2018
Category:
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research
Grant Term:
1-Jan-2019 to 31-Dec-2022
Value (AUD):
$582,500.00 (GST inclusive where applicable)

Ad hoc/One-off:
No
Aggregate Grant Award:
No

PBS Program Name:
ARC 18/19 Discovery
Grant Program:
Discovery Projects
Grant Activity:
Risks of rapid ocean warming at the Antarctic continental margin
Purpose:
This project aims to comprehensively understand the interconnected processes by which oceanic heat is circulated towards Antarctica. The risk of rapid ocean warming at the Antarctic margin is profound, with change already detected via deep ocean warming, land-ice melt, and ice shelf collapse. Yet this region remains poorly understood, with only limited observations due to both a harsh environment and a lack of standard data streams. This project will use high-resolution global and regional ocean/sea-ice models to examine mechanisms for rapid warming of Antarctic continental shelf waters via both large-scale drivers and fine-scale processes, including mesoscale eddies, tide-topography interactions, and bottom boundary flows. This work will better constrain future rates of ice melt around Antarctica by providing vital knowledge of the ocean processes, dynamics, and feedbacks relating to warm water intrusion onto the Antarctic continental shelf.

GO ID:
GO Title:
Discovery Projects commencing in 2019
Internal Reference ID:
DP19 Round 1
Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive

Confidentiality - Contract:
No
Confidentiality - Outputs:
No

Grant Recipient Details

Recipient Name:
The University of New South Wales
Recipient ABN:
57 195 873 179

Grant Recipient Location

Suburb:
KENSINGTON
Town/City:
KENSINGTON
Postcode:
2033
State/Territory:
NSW
Country:
AUSTRALIA

Grant Delivery Location

State/Territory:
NSW
Postcode:
2033
Country:
AUSTRALIA

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