Ice core chemistry expands insight into sea ice variability
National Science Foundation
Posted May 24, 2021
Recent work has been published by scientists from the University of Maine, giving insight into the seasonal and overall changes in sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere. Using ice core samples from the South Pole, researchers looked at the ice's chemistry, and particularly sea salt concentrations.
Through this NSF funded work, scientists can better to account for seasonal variations in sea ice over tens of thousands of years, helping to better understand the Antarctic climate of the past. Understanding the climate history will also help researchers understand how Antarctica may respond as a result of the changing environment.