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Ross Sea Voyage 2024 Robertson Bay

Ross Sea Voyage Update #11: Robertson Bay

Date: 2024
Type: Update
Summary: Icebergs everywhere in Robertson Bay – a corner of the Ross Sea, and a place that acts as a record of change. Conditions allowed the team to complete sediment cores and CTD profiles, before they head north for the return journey to New Zealand.
Ross Sea Voyage 2024: Sunset sea ice

Ross Sea Voyage Update #10: Sea ice, sunsets and science

Date: 2024
Type: Update
Summary: As the vessel works its way south into the Joides Trough, the team is seeing some spectacular sunsets and sharing some incredible imagery, while collecting biophysical baseline data.
Ross Sea Voyage 2024: Sea ice

Ross Sea Voyage Update #9: Sheltering in sea ice

Date: 2024
Type: Update
Summary: The team are hiding in the pack ice! But between the storms, they’ve managed to undertake about 36 hours of science activities, including moorings, CTD profiles, a zooplankton trawl and recovery of a sediment trap.
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Highlights from Antarctic ice dynamics research 2022/23

Date: 2023
Type: Update
Authors: Project 1
Summary: The world’s ice sheets are sensitive to environmental change and, as the largest reservoir of freshwater on Earth, melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet has significant potential to raise sea levels and disrupt global ocean circulation. To determine ice sheet response to warming, our team of researchers in the Antarctic Ice Dynamics project are looking at environmental records of how the Antarctic ice sheets and surrounding ocean have changed in the past, and comparing those records to signals of change that we can detect today.
Hydrographic mooring being deployed in Terra Nova Bay

Highlights from Antarctic ocean mechanics research 2022/23

Date: 2023
Type: Update
Authors: Project 2
Summary: A changing Antarctica will impact oceanic transport of heat and other associated materials, such as salt, carbon dioxide, oxygen and nutrients. Researchers in the Antarctic Ocean Mechanics project are investigating past and present ocean conditions - currents, polynya formation, sea ice and dispersion of meltwater - and how this may change as the world warms.
Ice sheet/shelves

New reconstructions of past ice sheet dynamics

Date: 2023
Type: Science
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Five new reconstructions of past Antarctic ice sheet dynamics have recently been published, relying on sedimentological and geochemical analyses.
Tamara Pletzer downloads data from the soil sensors in front of Canada Glacier. Photo: Ian Hawes

Deploying soil sensors in Taylor Valley

Date: 2023
Type: Science
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Collecting a year’s worth of soil temperature and moisture data in the McMurdo Dry Valleys to validate remote monitoring approaches.
Thermal Bird in the air over Canada Glacier in Taylor Valley. Photo: Eva Bendix Nielsen

Thermal bird survey of surface environments in the Taylor Valley

Date: 2023
Type: Science
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: A newly developed infrared and visible camera system, a thermal bird, has been used to survey different Antarctic surface environments in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.

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