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Windblown dust from land boosts productivity in the Southern Ocean

16 May 2024

Windblown dust from land boosts productivity in the Southern Ocean A ground-breaking study led by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes in collaboration with ACEAS, the University of Tasmania and CSIRO estimates that windblown dust from continents fuels a third of phytoplankton growth in the Southern Ocean. Dr Jakob Weis, lead author of […]

Breaking ice and visiting volcanoes

25 Apr 2024

Breaking ice and visiting volcanoes A wrap-up of the EASI-3 RV Polarstern voyage: East Antarctic Ice Sheet instability and its interaction with changes in the Southern Ocean By Katharina Hochmuth “Almost 42 years old and RV Polarstern is still up for new ports (like Hobart), the uncharted waters of East Antarctica and more scientific adventures”. […]

MISO investigates how the Southern Ocean is responding to climate change

17 Mar 2024

MISO investigates how the Southern Ocean is responding to climate change The recently returned MISO voyage (Multidisciplinary Investigations of the Southern Ocean) was a 2-month journey along the edge of Antarctica on the RV Investigator. The scientists on-board gathered one of the most comprehensive datasets collected on the Southern Ocean. This included measurements of iron […]

Good things don’t come in threes for Antarctic sea ice

26 Feb 2024

Good things don’t come in threes for Antarctic sea ice As this month marks the third consecutive summer with extremely low sea-ice cover around Antarctica, new statistical research points to fundamental changes taking place in the polar Southern Ocean. Antarctic sea ice reached its summer minimum area of 1.97 million km2 on 18 February, the third […]

Melting from below: explaining the complex nature of ice sheet dynamics and geology to kids and tweens

20 Feb 2024

Melting from below: explaining the complex nature of ice sheet dynamics and geology to kids and tweens The article frames the abstract on ice sheet dynamics into understandable language and relatable problems. Image: ‘Geothermal Heat Shapes the Antarctic Ice Sheet From Below‘ in Frontiers for Young Minds. There is a deep, unexplored landscape beneath the […]