A series of photos and blog posts by NIWA Physical Oceanographer Craig Stevens.
They describe the day-to-day work of an experiment (K132) which is looking at coastal ocean flow in Antarctica: unlike most oceanography the work is conducted from camps on sea ice. Indications are that the water under sea ice plays a big role in how sea ice forms in the wider southern ocean. The growth and decay of sea ice is one of the key elements in global climate science.
The current field season's work is taking place some 200km to the north of Scott Base, with some Italian colleagues in Terra Nova Bay. Scientists in this group have been, over the last decade, from NIWA, IRL and the University of Otago.
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