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The mystery of Antarctica's GREEN ice: NASA images reveal strange phenomenon caused by plankton

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Lieser, JL, The mystery of Antarctica's GREEN ice: NASA images reveal strange phenomenon caused by plankton, Daily Mail Australia, Associated Newspapers Ltd, United Kingdom, 11 March (2017) [Newspaper Article]


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Abstract

The green ice emerged in Antarctica's Granite Harbor - a cove near the Ross Sea. Phytoplankton at the water's surface is discoloring the sea ice to a green color. They typically flourish in waters around Antarctica in the Southern Hemisphere's spring and summer when the sea ice edges recede and there's more sunlight. The photos were taken by the Operational Land Manager (OLI), an instrument that flies on the Landsat 8 American Earth observation satellite.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Antarctica, green sea ice, phytoplankton autumn
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:115267
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-03-14
Last Modified:2017-03-14
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