Massom, RA, The biological significance of open water within the sea ice covers of the polar regions, Endeavour, 12, (1) pp. 21-27. ISSN 0160-9327 (1988) [Refereed Article]
0 1988. Pergamon Press plc.
The popular concept of the sea ice of the Polar regions as unbroken areas of snow and ice is far from reality. There are in fact always considerable areas of open water, including some of considerable size which are normally to be found in the same place from year to year. The mapping of these areas has lately been much facilitated by remote sensing from polar orbiting satellites. This unusual ecological niche has been exploited by a specialized community of plants and animals.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||sea ice, leads, polynyas, ecosystems, Antarctic, Arctic|
|Research Division:||Earth Sciences|
|Research Group:||Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences|
|UTAS Author:||Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||22|
|Deposited By:||CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems|
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