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Return of 'ocean chimney' the size of Tasmania puzzles Antarctic scientists


Lieser, JL, Return of 'ocean chimney' the size of Tasmania puzzles Antarctic scientists, The Age, Fairfax Media, Australia, 15 October (2017) [Media Interview]

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A rare hole the size of Tasmania has opened up in the sea ice off Antarctica, enthralling scientists keen to understand its cause and the possible role of climate change in its formation. Known as the Weddell Sea or Maud Rise Polynya, the ice-free zone appeared in September and has grown to as large as 80,000 square kilometres, according to the University of Toronto.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctica, sea ice, polynya, Maud Rise, Weddell Sea
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:121803
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-10-16
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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