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Elephant seals help solve 30-year mystery

Citation

Williams, GD, Elephant seals help solve 30-year mystery, Radio National Breakfast, ABC News, Australia, Tuesday 26 February (2013) [Media Interview]

Abstract

An ecological program to better understand elephant seals has unexpectedly helped scientists identify a fourth source of Antarctic 'bottom water'. The earth's global ocean circulation, and therefore our climate, is believed to be driven by this cold, dense water.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:elephant seals, Antarctica, bottom water
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Williams, GD (Associate Professor Guy Williams)
ID Code:88690
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-02-12
Last Modified:2014-02-12
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