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Antarctic sea ice is lean and green: image of the day


Lieser, JL, Antarctic sea ice is lean and green: image of the day, The Earth Observatory, NASA, United States, 05 March (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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It may look like someone dyed the water green for St. Patrick’s Day, but the green hue visible off the coast of Antarctica is entirely natural. On March 5, 2017, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured these natural-color images of water, sea ice, and phytoplankton. The region pictured is Antarctica’s Granite Harbor—a cove in the vicinity of the Ross Sea. The first image shows a wide view of the area, and the subsequent images show detailed views of the green slush ice.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Antarctica, sea ice, sea-ice algae
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:115182
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-03-09
Last Modified:2017-03-09

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