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Drifting With the Ice: Life on an Arctic Expedition


Meyer, A, Drifting With the Ice: Life on an Arctic Expedition, National Geographic, 04 January (2016) [Media Interview]

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For five months in 2015, a team of researchers drifted with polar ice, their ship tethered to an ice floe as they collected data to help them better understand how the loss of sea ice will affect the planet. The air above the Arctic Ocean has warmed on average about 5░F in the past centuryŚmore than twice the global averageŚand sea ice covers less and less of it. Most researchers study the ice during the summer. This team, battling bone-chilling cold, tracked it from when it formed in winter until it started melting in spring. And occasionally found time to kick a soccer ball around the floe.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Arctic, expedition, N-ICE2015, climate, sea ice, oceanography, field work, sea ice drift
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Meyer, A (Dr Amelie Meyer)
ID Code:125643
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2018-04-26
Last Modified:2018-04-26

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