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Antarctic ice hole about the size of Tasmania may affect Australia’s weather


Lieser, JL, Antarctic ice hole about the size of Tasmania may affect Australia's weather, The Mercury, News Corp Australia, Australia, 20 October (2017) [Media Interview]

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A giant hole in the sea ice off the coast of Antarctica close to the size of Tasmania could change weather systems in Australia, a Hobart researcher says. The estimated 55,000km2 hole, known as the Weddell Sea or Maud Rise Polynya, has opened for the third time in 40 years.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctica, sea ice, polynya
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:121932
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-10-20
Last Modified:2017-10-23

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