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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.
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How to recover a mooring from under the sea ice

Date: 2023
Type: Science
Authors: Natalie Robinson
Summary: Find out how this past summer, in Antarctica, we recovered an experimental oceanographic mooring from under the sea ice.
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ECR - Olivia Truax Fullbright presentation

Date: 2021
Type: People
Summary: Olivia Truax gives a brilliant and fascinating presentation on how the Antarctic Ice Sheets are changing with climate and what this means for Aotearoa.
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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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