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  • Domaine de recherche :
    Sciences de la Terre et de l'Univers
  • Région :
    Antarctique, Terre Adélie
  • Responsable du projet :
    Houssais Marie-Noëlle

Adélie Land Bottom Water and Ice Ocean Interactions

The ALBION project, launched in 2006, aims at documenting the formation of the Adélie Land Bottom Water, the third source of Antarctic Bottom Water formed on the eastern Antarctic shelf off the George V Land / Adelie Land Coast. Regular summer hydrographic and sediment coring surveys together with continuous monitoring of the key formation and export areas should help understanding the general circulation on the shelf, its link to the sediment dynamics and its impact on the interannual variability of the dense water export.