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Getting to the bottom of an Antarctic mystery


Williams, GD, Getting to the bottom of an Antarctic mystery, Latest News, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Online, 3 September 2014, p. 1. (2014) [Internal Newsletter]

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University of Tasmania researchers have devised a "game-changing" strategy to measure the thickness of sea ice in Antarctica. The plan, as outlined by polar oceanographer Dr Guy Williams at the first of two Research Week showcases presented by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), will involve the use of both underwater robots and unmanned aerial platforms. Sea ice is the frozen ocean around a land mass such as Antarctica or Greenland. "Think of a pavlova sea ice is the doily around the edge," Dr Williams explained.

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Item Type:Internal Newsletter
Keywords:thickness, sea ice, Antarctica, unmanned aerial platforms
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Williams, GD (Mr Guy Williams)
ID Code:94967
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-09-22
Last Modified:2014-09-22

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