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Antarctic Sea Ice 01 Physical Role

Antarctic Sea Ice #1: Physical role and function

Authors: Kyle Clem, Rob Massom, Sharon Stammerjohn and Phillip Reid
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Sea ice – comprising frozen seawater in the form of both moving pack ice and stationary coastal landfast ice (fast ice) – is of major climatic, ecological and societal importance. This summary on SCAR's Environments Portal is based on the best available science.
Antarctic Sea Ice 02 Biological Importance

Antarctic Sea Ice #2: Biological Importance

Authors: Kyle Clem, Rob Massom, Sharon Stammerjohn and Phillip Reid
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Antarctic sea ice, in the form of immobile coastal “fast ice” and the more extensive moving pack ice supports one of the most extensive and productive ecosystems on Earth and is crucial to the structure and function of Southern Ocean marine ecosystems that are highly attuned to its presence and seasonal rhythms. This summary on SCAR's Antarctic Environments Portal is based on the best available science.
Antarctic Sea Ice 03 Trends

Antarctic Sea Ice #3: Trends and Future Projections

Authors: Kyle Clem, Rob Massom, Sharon Stammerjohn and Phillip Reid
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Reports
Ownership: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Since reliable and continuous satellite records began in 1979, there have been strong regionally- and seasonally-varying patterns of change and variability in sea-ice extent around Antarctica – in contrast to a largely uniform loss of sea ice across the Arctic. This summary on SCAR's Antarctic Environments Portal is based on the best available science.
45 million years from VUW MR

Scientists chart 45 million years of Antarctic temperature change

Authors: Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, GNS Science, and Birmingham University (UK)
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Papers, Update
Summary: New study shows 'very clear and direct response' of Antarctic temperatures to changing carbon dioxide levels. Molecular fossils and computer modelling have enabled scientists to build the first catalogue of Antarctic ocean temperatures over the past 45 million years, offering new insights into future sea level changes.
Sampling soils for microbiological analyses in Victoria Valley.

Case Study: Machine learning-assisted meta-analysis of biological research in Antarctica

Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Case Studies
Summary: To understand what Antarctic ecosystems may look like in a warming world, it’s critical to first comprehensively understand the current-day biodiversity and biogeography.
Fish below the platelet layer

Case Study: Bespoke technology is advancing Antarctic research

Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Case Studies
Summary: The long-term perspective of the Antarctic Science Platform has afforded research partners the certainty to invest in new equipment.
Deploying NZ oceanographic mooring equipment in the Ross Sea

Case Study: International cooperation and ocean monitoring in the Ross Sea

Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Case Studies
Summary: The Antarctic Science Platform is collaborating across New Zealand and with other nations to share and deploy resources into Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
Antarctic Treaty System NZ delegation

Case Study: Scientific Advice to International Antarctic Treaty Meetings

Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Year Published: 2022
Document Type: Case Studies
Summary: New Zealand is one of 12 original signatories to the Antarctic Treaty (signed in 1959), and these annual international meetings are a key target for the Platform’s research data, findings and new understandings.