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Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science

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Kennicutt II, M and Chown, S and Cassano, J and Liggett, D and Massom, RA and Peck, L and Rintoul, SR and Storey, J and Vaughan, D and Wilson, T and Sutherland, W, Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science, Nature: Comment, 512, (7512) pp. 23-25. ISSN 0028-0836 (2014) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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Abstract

Antarctica. The word conjures up images of mountains draped with glaciers, ferocious seas dotted with icebergs and iconic species found nowhere else. The continent includes about one-tenth of the planet's land surface, nearly 90% of Earth's ice and about 70% of its fresh water. Its encircling ocean supports Patagonian toothfish and krill fisheries, and is crucial for regulating climate and the uptake of carbon dioxide by sea water.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:Antarctic science, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Antarctic research
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Atmospheric Sciences
Research Field:Climate Change Processes
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
Author:Rintoul, SR (Dr Steve Rintoul)
ID Code:98209
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2015-02-05
Last Modified:2015-02-05
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