Previous Article Next Article The Equal Opportunities Commission has called for more parental rights forfathers after the Government announced it would extend unpaid maternity leavefor mothers. Women will be entitled to a year’s maternity leave under new measuresunveiled last week by the DTI. Unpaid maternity leave will be extended by threemonths to a year. Julie Mellor, chair of the EOC, urged the DTI to consider extendingpaternity leave rights. She said, “The Government has an opportunity to widen access toflexible working practices and give fathers, as well as mothers, more choicesabout how they combine responsibilities at home and at work.” www.tiger.gov.uk www.dfee.gov.uk Comments are closed. EOC wants dads’ rights extendedOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
An isopycnic coordinate ocean circulation model is applied to the ocean cavity beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, investigating the role of tides on sub-ice shelf circulation and ice shelf basal mass balance. Including tidal forcing causes a significant intensification in the sub-ice shelf circulation, with an increase in melting (3-fold) and refreezing (6-fold); the net melt rate and seawater flux through the cavity approximately doubles. With tidal forcing, the spatial pattern and magnitude of basal melting and freezing generally match observations. The 0.22 m a(-1) net melt rate is close to satellite-derived estimates and at the lower end of oceanographic values. The Ice Shelf Water outflow mixes with shelf waters, forming a cold (<-1.9 degrees C), dense overflow (0.83 Sv) that spills down the continental slope. These results demonstrate that tidal forcing is fundamental to both ice shelf-ocean interactions and deep-water formation in the southern Weddell Sea. Citation: Makinson, K., P. R. Holland, A. Jenkins, K. W. Nicholls, and D. M. Holland (2011), Influence of tides on melting and freezing beneath Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L06601, doi: 10.1029/2010GL046462.