Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science

Mahlon C Kennicutt ll, Steven Loudon Chown, John Joseph Cassano, Daniela Liggett, Rob Massom, Lloyd Samuel Peck, Steve R Rintoul, John William Vanstan Storey, David Vaughan, Terry J Wilson, William James Sutherland

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Abstract

Antarctica. The word conjures up images of mountains draped with glaciers, ferocious seas dotted with icebergs and iconic species found nowhere else. The continent includes about one-tenth of the planet's land surface, nearly 90% of Earth's ice and about 70% of its fresh water. Its encircling ocean supports Patagonian toothfish and krill fisheries, and is crucial for regulating climate and the uptake of carbon dioxide by sea water.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume512
Issue number7512
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Kennicutt ll, M. C., Chown, S. L., Cassano, J. J., Liggett, D., Massom, R., Peck, L. S., Rintoul, S. R., Storey, J. W. V., Vaughan, D., Wilson, T. J., & Sutherland, W. J. (2014). Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science. Nature, 512(7512), 23-25.