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Antarctic science-policy knowledge exchange practices in New Zealand

Date: 2024
Type: Update
Summary: Researchers have examined domestic stakeholder perspectives regarding Antarctic knowledge exchange, using Aotearoa New Zealand as a case study
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Cold Call: Edition Six

Date: 2023
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
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.
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Why is Antarctic sea ice so hard to model?

Date: 2023
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Andrew Pauling, Inga Smith, Max Thomas
Summary: Climate models struggle to reproduce observed Antarctic sea-ice behaviour, due to the many processes affecting its formation and melt. Models must get these processes right in order to inform us what might happen next.
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Sea ice and ecosystems

Date: 2023
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Rowan Howard-Williams, Ian Hawes
Summary: Sea ice plays a crucial role in the life cycles of many Antarctic organisms, from the algae at the base of food chains, to seals and penguins at the top.
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The connections between sea ice and climate

Date: 2023
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: James Renwick
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.
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Sea ice and ocean circulation

Date: 2023
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Rowan Howard-Williams, Denise Fernandez, Craig Stevens
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.
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Antarctica: coming to a postcode near you

Report shows dramatic Antarctic change with global consequences
Date: 2022
Type: Press Release
Authors: Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
Summary: Climate change is having significant impacts on Antarctica’s ice sheets, climate and life, with far-reaching global consequences, according to a new report from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) released on May 24 at the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting in Berlin.