2014: Antarctic continental slope

K. J. Heywood, S. Schmidtko, C. Heuzé, J. Kaiser, T. D. Jickells, B. Y. Queste, D. P. Stevens, M. Wadley, A. F. Thompson, S. Fielding, D. Guihen, E. Creed, J. K. Ridley and W. Smith (2014), “Ocean processes at the Antarctic continental slope, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, vol 372(2019), 20130047, doi:10.1098/rsta.2013.0047

My contribution (section 2) further studies the salinity biases and biases on the Antarctic shelf of the Heuzé et al. (2013) models.
We found that CMIP5 models have large regional salinity biases, but found no consistency among models.

Relationship between biases in bottom temperature and salinity in the deep Southern Ocean (80-50S) and on the shelf. After Heywood et al. (2014), Fig. 3.

Models which have large biases in the deep ocean often have large biases on the shelf too.
Models poorly represent the open ocean and the continental slope, but they have few observations to constrain them.

Learn more about new observations in the subsequent sections of this paper.

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