Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



Polar Outreach Catalogue

The impact of winter growth on sea ice thickness
  • General public
  • Students - in general
The thickness and growth of coastal sea ice during winter is a key unknown when considering polar influences on climate. Much of the coastline of Antarctica is ice shelf. Melting and/or freezing at the base of an ice shelf influences the heat content and salinity of the water in contact with it. In turn this strongly controls near-surface oceanography. These processes, and their influence on sea ice growth, were measured by scientists who spent the winter of 2009 on the land-fast sea ice of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
  • Public Lectures
  • Article in popular magazine
  • Pamphlet / booklet / information sheet
  • Media interview
  • Media / press release
  • Media briefing / press conference
  • Website - informative
  • Poster - conference or institutional
Associate Professor Pat Langhorne
University of Otago, New Zealand
University of Otago, New Zealand, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Industrial Research Ltd, Victoria University of Wellington, Antarctica New Zealand
New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, USA
September 2007 to June 2010
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