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Cold Call: Edition Four

Date: 2022
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Policy-relevant Antarctic science updates
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Changes in the Ross Sea and the future of carbon storage

Date: 2022
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Miles Lamare, Vonda Cummings, Ian Hawes and Rowan Howard-Williams
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.
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The Southern Ocean carbon sink: Will it fill up?

Date: 2022
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Jocelyn Turnbull and Rowan Howard-Williams
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.
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What's going on with Antarctica's weather?

Date: 2022
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Tim Naish, James Renwick, Kyle Clem and Rowan Howard-Williams
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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Cold Call: Edition Three

Date: 2021
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Policy relevant Antarctic science updates
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COP26, the IPCC Report and Antarctic Research

Date: 2021
Type: Cold Call Article
Summary: From melting ice sheets and rising seas, to warming oceans, shifting weather pattern and changing ecosystems, climate change impacts will be felt across all aspects of our society, environment and economy.
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Platelet Ice: A Unique and Fragile Antarctic Ecosystem

Date: 2021
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Natalie Robinson and Rowan Howard-Williams
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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Policy implications of Antarctic ice sheet melting and global sea-level research

Date: 2020
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Professor Tim Naish and Associate Professor Richard Levy
Summary: Sea-level rise will affect parts of New Zealand in different ways. Projections beyond 2050 are uncertain, because it depends how fast we act to reduce global CO2 emissions. This uncertainty is a major challenge to decision-makers. Understanding the melting of Antarctica’s ice sheets, a major driver of sea-level rise, is crucial for future planning and policy decision-making.

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