Summary: This Cold Call contains four articles that explore how sea ice interacts with the climate, ocean and ecosystem functions across regional and global scales, and highlights where Antarctic Science Platform research is investigating these issues.
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.
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.
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.