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Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice


Maksym, T and Williams, GD, Cold hard facts: Underwater robot measures Antarctic sea ice, Reuters - Will Dunham, Thomson Reuters, Washington, Online, 25 November 2014 (2014) [Newspaper Article]

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Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a tricky task. But an underwater robot is providing a nice solution. Satellite measurements can be skewed by surface snow, and some ice floes are simply too difficult to reach by ship, even icebreakers, to make direct measurements by drilling into them.

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Item Type:Newspaper 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:97147
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-12-04
Last Modified:2014-12-04
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