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Figure 1 diverse and pristine Antarctic seafloor communities

Changes in the Ross Sea and the future of carbon storage

Authors: Miles Lamare, Vonda Cummings, Ian Hawes and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The Southern Ocean mops up anthropogenic CO2 emissions. But acting as a ‘sink’ for this excess heat and carbon dioxide is having an effect on the ocean and the ecosystems it supports.
Air flask collecting

The Southern Ocean carbon sink: Will it fill up?

Authors: Jocelyn Turnbull and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A key question for understanding future climate impacts is what drives the uptake of carbon into sinks, and how that might change. The Southern Ocean absorbs by far the most carbon dioxide of any region of the world.
Scott Base sunrise

What's going on with Antarctica's weather?

Authors: Tim Naish, James Renwick, Kyle Clem and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: One of the coldest places on Earth recently experienced a spike in temperature 40°C above normal. Should we be worried?
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COP26, the IPCC Report and Antarctic Research

Authors: James Renwick, Nick Golledge and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Key findings from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report released in August 2021, highlighting Antarctic research and the key role of the continent in Earth’s climate system.
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Platelet Ice: A Unique and Fragile Antarctic Ecosystem

Authors: Natalie Robinson and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Just beneath the sea ice of the Ross Sea lies a fragile and largely unexplored world. Thin, delicate ice crystals come together in a layer, which can be several metres thick, attached to the bottom of the sea ice.
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Antarctic Research and New Zealand’s Climate Future

Authors: James Renwick and Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Climate change will be a major policy challenge over the coming decades. New Zealand society will be faced with major changes as we work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to the changes that are already inevitable
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The Changing Antarctic and Southern Ocean and Pathway to Policy

Authors: Craig Stevens with support from Rowan Howard-Williams
Year Published: 2021
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: The Southern Ocean plays a major role in global climate. What happens in this fast-changing region will have huge impacts on New Zealand in the coming decades.
Nansen Ice Shelf Won Sang Lee Korean Polar Research Institute

Policy implications of Antarctic ice sheet melting and global sea-level research

Authors: Richard Levy, Tim Naish
Year Published: 2020
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: ASP
Summary: This Cold Call article (Nov 2020) outlines how understanding the melting of Antarctica’s ice sheets, a major driver of sea-level rise, is crucial for future planning and policy decision-making.