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The biological significance of open water within the sea ice covers of the polar regions

Citation

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]

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0 1988. Pergamon Press plc.

DOI: doi:10.1016/0160-9327(88)90206-2

Abstract

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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sea ice, leads, polynyas, ecosystems, Antarctic, Arctic
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
UTAS Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
ID Code:129203
Year Published:1988
Web of Science® Times Cited:22
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2018-11-14
Last Modified:2018-12-07
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