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Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: GNS Science
Summary: While the impact of emissions on Antarctic ice melt may not become clear for another hundred years, the consequences of the climate decisions made this decade will be felt for centuries.
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New ice drilling technology developed in Wellington on its way to Antarctica

Date: 2021
Type: In the media
Authors: Newshub
Summary: A brand new piece of ice drilling technology developed in Wellington has begun its journey to Antarctica.
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Future of Antarctic plankton linked to sea ice, study shows

Date: 2021
Type: Press Release
Authors: GNS Science
Summary: 08/09/2021 2:00 pm A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.

ICSHMO 2022 Call for Abstracts

Date: 2021
Summary: 13th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography at the University of Canterbury
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Sea Ice Mass Balance Station install 2021

Date: 2021
Type: Field Work
Authors: Antarctic science platform
Summary: The Sea Ice Mass Balance Station has been successfully installed! It was put in place by the Scott Base winter crew on the 31st of July.
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Cold Call: Edition Two

Date: 2021
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Policy relevant Antarctic science updates

Platelet Ice: A Unique and Fragile Antarctic Ecosystem

Date: 2021
Type: Cold Call Article
Authors: Natalie Robinson and Rowan Howard-Williams
Summary: Just beneath the sea ice of the Ross Sea lies a fragile and largely unexplored world. Thin, delicate ice crystals come together in a layer, which can be several metres thick, attached to the bottom of the sea ice.

Antarctic Research and New Zealand’s Climate Future

Date: 2021
Authors: James Renwick and Rowan Howard-Williams
Summary: Climate change will be a major policy challenge over the coming decades. New Zealand society will be faced with major changes as we work to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and adapt to the changes that are already inevitable.