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Radio New Zealand Voices from Antarctica – Sea ice

Greg Leonard from the National School of Surveying and Maren Richter, a PhD student in the Department of Physics, spent a few weeks down on the ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, last November, removing the Otago mass balance site, and making sea ice and oceanographic measurements. They talk to Alison Ballance as a part of the Voices from Antarctica series about the sea ice “life cycle”, some of the ways they measure sea ice thickness, and what makes McMurdo Sound a unique sea ice environment.

Listen, from about minute 13, here.

To find out more about the Otago mass balance site and what it measures, visit 

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