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Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected


Massom, RA and Williams, GD, Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected, News - Michael Slezak, New Scientist, United Kingdom, Online, 24 November 2014, p. 1. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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The plot thickens, or should it be the ice? The most detailed and comprehensive 3D map so far of Antarctica's winter sea ice shows that big parts of it are much thicker and more smashed-up than we thought, in fact, three times as thick. Data from this map will help us fill in some of the biggest gaps in our global climate models. The growth of Antarctic sea ice, which reached an all-time record extent this year, is one of the biggest geophysical changes that happen on Earth each year.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:sea ice, Antarctica, sea ice extent
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
UTAS Author:Williams, GD (Associate Professor Guy Williams)
ID Code:97122
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-12-03
Last Modified:2014-12-03

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