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Antarctic sea ice

The connections between sea ice and climate

Authors: James Renwick
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Antarctic sea ice has an annual seasonal cycle of formation and melting, plus it’s exposed to the winds and storms of the Southern Ocean and to a range of climate influences from near and far.
McMurdo Sound pack ice

Sea ice and ocean circulation

Authors: Rowan Howard-Williams, Denise Fernandez, Craig Stevens
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Cold Call Articles
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Formation of Antarctic sea ice affects ocean circulation across the globe. Understanding the mechanisms linking these phenomena is crucially important to understand the impacts of future change in Antarctica.
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Delineating Polynya Area Using Active and Passive Microwave Sensors for the Western Ross Sea Sector of Antarctica

Authors: G.Burada, A.McDonald, J.Renwick, B.Jolly
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Papers
Ownership: Remote Sensing
Summary: 40m scale polynya information over the western Ross Sea from high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Sentinel-1 C-band data.
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Bringing Antarctica to the lab: a polar desert environmental chamber to study the response of Antarctic microbial communities to climate change

Authors: M.Monteira, A.Marshall, C.Lee, A.McDonald, C.Cary
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Papers
Ownership: Polar Biology
Summary: A custom-designed Polar Desert Environmental Chamber to perform off-continent experimental ecological research - characterising arid edaphic bacterial communities collected from the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
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ASP response to MBIE mid-term programme review

Authors: Nancy Bertler
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Reports, Publications
Ownership: ASP
Summary: The ASP’s response to, and to be read in conjunction with, MBIE’s mid-term review report of the Antarctic Science Platform’s performance to June 2022.
Natalie Robinson field camp Oct 2022 Credit Anthony Powell

MBIE mid-term review report of Antarctic Science Platform

Authors: MBIE
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Publications
Ownership: MBIE Strategic Investments Team
Summary: A mid-term review of performance to June 2022 to provide recommendations on any changes to improve delivery and implementation for the remainder of the contract.
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Funding Aotearoa New Zealand’s commitment to the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area

Authors: Ian Hawes, Melissa Climo
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: This document explores how Aotearoa New Zealand can best support our commitment to the Ross Sea region Marine Protected Area and its Research and Monitoring Plan.
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An Assessment of the Oceanic Physical and Biogeochemical Components of CMIP5 and CMIP6 Models for the Ross Sea Region

Authors: G.Rickard, E.Behrens, A.Bahamondes-Dominguea, M.Pinkerton
Year Published: 2023
Document Type: Papers
Ownership: Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans
Summary: The physical and biogeochemical performance of 16 CMIP5 and 16 CMIP6 Earth System models (ESM) are examined relative to present day (1976–2005) observational data sets for a Ross Sea Region (RSR).