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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.
Scott Base sunrise

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?
Undersea view of the sympagic environment under the sea ice Credit Leigh Tait NIWA

March Update

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Monthly Antarctic Science Platform Update
Footer Iceberg

On the Precipice: the climate change target humanity cannot afford to miss

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: GNS Science—Te Pū Ao, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Aligned with the IPCC's landmark report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, we're raising awareness of a New Zealand scientist-led report.
K882 ROV Control

February Update

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Monthly Antarctic Science Platform Update
KIS2 Tent Cloud Bank Stevens

Exploring Antarctica’s hidden under-ice rivers and their role in future sea-level rise

Date: 2022
Type: In the media
Authors: Craig Stevens and Huw Horgan
Summary: Underneath Antarctica’s vast ice sheets there’s a network of rivers and lakes. This is possible because of the insulating blanket of ice above, the flow of heat from within the Earth, and the small amount of heat generated as the ice deforms.
Environment Antz Powell photo

SCAR early career researcher fellowships

Date: 2022
Type: Update
Summary: Fellowships open for early career researchers.

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