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Robotic subs reveal thicker Antarctic sea ice


Maksym, T and Williams, GD, Robotic subs reveal thicker Antarctic sea ice, News: Oceans,Climate - Thomas Sumner, ScienceNews, United States, Online, 24 November 2014, p. 1. (2014) [Magazine Article]

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The sea ice surrounding Antarctica may be thicker than previously thought. Earlier estimates using shipboard observations and drill cores had suggested that the Southern Ocean ice pack was thinner than 1 meter on average. New measurements, reported November 24 in Nature Geoscience, show ice floes with thicknesses ranging from 1.4 to 5.5 meters, with some areas as thick as 16 meters.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:sea ice, Antarctica, sea ice depth
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:Williams, GD (Associate Professor Guy Williams)
ID Code:97129
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-12-04
Last Modified:2014-12-04

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