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ASP Publications 2022-2023

Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Publications
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Compiled ASP publications 22-23
P1010045 Jana Newman

Case study: First fully coupled ocean-atmosphere model for the Ross Sea

Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Case Studies
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A new modelling tool developed by Antarctic Science Platform researchers accurately represents ocean-atmosphere-sea ice interactions in the Ross Sea, which is critical for reducing uncertainty in the assessment of future climate scenarios.
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Case study: Filter-feeding sponges as eDNA traps to monitor marine biodiversity baselines and change

Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Case Studies
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A new environmental monitoring technique developed by Antarctic Science Platform researchers uses filter-feeding sponges as natural environmental DNA (eDNA) samplers. This technique has been successfully demonstrated to monitor the marine biodiversity and biogeography in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean and to identify changes. This new approach will support the monitoring ambitions of the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area.
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Case study: Detecting polynya from space

Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Case Studies
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Antarctic Science Platform researchers are using satellite data to determine the spatial extent of polynya with better accuracy, which unlocks the ability to quantify their role in large-scale processes, such as sea-ice formation, ocean circulation and their impact on marine ecosystems.
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Case study: New Antarctic Ice Sheet data contributes to policy and planning

Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Case Studies
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The Antarctic Science Platform is generating improved, data-constrained models that are being used for planning and adaptation decision-making measures to manage the impacts of future sea level rise on Aotearoa and Antarctica.
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Conservation of heat and mass in P-SKRIPS version 1: the coupled atmosphere–ice–ocean model of the Ross Sea

Authors: A.Malyarenko, A.Gossart, R.Sun, M.Krapp
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Papers
Ownership: Geoscientific Model Development
Summary: A coupled model for the Ross Sea, P-SKRIPS, that conserves heat and mass between the ocean and sea ice model (MITgcm) and the atmosphere model (PWRF).
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Why is Antarctic sea ice so hard to model?

Authors: Andrew Pauling, Inga Smith, Max Thomas
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Climate models struggle to reproduce observed Antarctic sea-ice behaviour, due to the many processes affecting its formation and melt. Models must get these processes right in order to inform us what might happen next.
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Sea ice and ecosystems

Authors: Rowan Howard-Williams, Ian Hawes
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Sea ice plays a crucial role in the life cycles of many Antarctic organisms, from the algae at the base of food chains, to seals and penguins at the top.