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Antarctic ice turns green as St. Patrick’s Day approaches


Lieser, JL, Antarctic ice turns green as St. Patrick's Day approaches, RedOrbit,, Nashville, Tenessee, 13 March (2017) [Media Interview]

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NASA's Earth Observatory has released an intriguing image of green-tinged ice in Antartica's Granite Harbor, a cove near the Ross Sea. The image prompted NASA to clarify that this was not a huge St. Patrick's Day stunt to dye the water green, but rather the result of phytoplankton being attached to the ice.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctic 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: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:115291
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-03-15
Last Modified:2017-03-16

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