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UV radiation penetration into the marine ecosystem of McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K068_2002_2006_NZ_1

Abstract: UV radiation transmission measurements on sea ice surface and through the annual sea ice into the underlying water column were made during Antarctic spring months (October - November) in conjunction with the spring-time ozone hole, over several seasons (2002-2006) to characterise the underwater light field of McMurdo Sound. Measuring ambient UV-R, the penetration of UV-R through the annual ice ... View entire text
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  N: -77.06   S: -77.86   E: 166.76   W: 164.42
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Start Date: 2002-10-09
Stop Date: 2005-11-14
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Lister, N.K., Lamare, M.D. and Burritt, D.J. 2010. Sea ice protects the embryos of the Antarctic sea urchin Sterechinus neumayeri from oxidative damage due to naturally enhanced levels of UV-B radiation. The Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 1967-1975.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24