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Scientists to create future climate conditions under Antarctic waters


Roberts, D, Scientists to create future climate conditions under Antarctic waters, ABC News - Fiona Blackwood, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia, 30 December 2013, Online (2013) [Media Interview]

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Under climate change modelling, scientists predict polar waters will absorb greater concentrations of carbon dioxide than warmer waters, creating more acidic conditions. Dr Donna Roberts from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem Research Centre says a team of scientists is preparing to create those conditions in waters off Casey station, using specially designed underwater chambers. "We're going to turn the CO2 up inside it and see what happens to the entire community," said.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctic Free Ocean CO2 Enrichment Experiment
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
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:Roberts, D (Dr Donna Roberts)
ID Code:89607
Year Published:2013
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LE130100220)
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-03-09
Last Modified:2014-06-10

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