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Tag: sea ice

Research finds Antarctic sea ice smaller than 100 years before

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Heroes of Antarctic exploration have played a crucial role in research that suggests the area of sea ice around the Antarctic has barely changed in size. Ice observations recorded in the ships' logbooks of explorers such as Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton have been used to compare where the Antarctic ice edge was during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration (1897-1917) and where satellites show it is today.

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New technology to allow view of Earth’s ice sheets

Scientists are developing a new satellite measurement method for the observation from space of the large ice masses of Greenland and the Antarctic. “Tandem-L” is the name of a new satellite radar system, which launched in the year 2022 could provide urgently needed data concerning the shrinkage of the ice sheets in both hemispheres.

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Ice algae: The engine of life in the central Arctic Ocean

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Ice algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) showed that not only animals that live directly under the ice thrive on carbon produced by so-called ice algae.

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Ice Condition at Dalian ports

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The Japan P&I Club informs about the ice condition at ports of Dalian, China and warns that some ports are ice free such as Heshangdao, Xingang, and Beiliang whereas in some ports such as Changxindao terminal floating ice exists.

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Ice Season begins in Ukraine

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The London P&I Club informs that its Correspondent in Ukraine, Dias Marine Consulting, reports that the ice season has begun in the Azov Sea area and advises that when a vessel is planning to call at a Ukrainian port it will be “necessary to liaise with the agent and clarify more precise information about the weather conditions on the date of ETA”.

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