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Waves by Air and Sea


Lieser, JL, Waves by Air and Sea, Earth Observatory, EOS Project Science Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States, 26 November (2017) [Media Interview]

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About 250 kilometers from the Antarctic mainland, the ice-capped tops of the Balleny Islands protrude from the Southern Ocean. Located near the intersection of opposing wind and current systems, the archipelago’s three main islands can be battered by weather from all sides. But when satellites acquired these images on November 26, 2017, the winds were probably not that turbulent, allowing the formation of organized wave patterns in the clouds and at the ocean’s surface. Jan Lieser, a marine glaciologist from Australia’s Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Center, noticed the curious patterns while browsing satellite images.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:waves, Sturge Island, Antarctica, SAR
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:122984
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-12-08
Last Modified:2017-12-11

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