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Research of sea ice biogeochemical data and oceanographic measurements under the Ross ice shelf
Entry ID: K131_2011_2012NZ_1

Abstract: Oceanographic data compiling of - salinity, current, pressure, ice-water interface data was gathered from under the Ross Ice shelf to gain a better understanding of the interactions of sub ice shelf water and the Ross Sea, with the intention of developing a model of the ocean – sea ice – ice shelf interaction.

Additional research has been undertaken to recognise the exchanges of energy and ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.14   S: -77.63   E: 171.57   W: 163.34
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 500

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-12-12
Stop Date: 2012-02-02
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Quality The data is in publications and held at the Universite Libre de Bruxelles / Unite d'Oceanographie Chimique Belgium and National Institute for Water and Atmosphere, New Zealand, and Univerity of Otago. Please contact the investigators for more information.
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Leonard, G. H., P. J. Langhorne, M. J. M. Williams, R. Vennell, C. R. Purdie, D.E. Dempsey, T. G. Haskell and R.D. Frew. Evolution of supercooling under coastal Antarctic sea ice during winter. Antarctic Science doi:10.1017/S0954102011000265 (2011)

Smith, I.J., Langhorne, P.J., Frew, R.D. and Haskell, T. G. Sea ice thicknesses near ice shelves: determining growth rates. Submitted to Cold Regions Science and Technology.
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24