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Title: Living and Working in the Freezer

Very little data of any kind exists from the early spring in the Arctic. The reason? It's extremely cold and that makes it difficult to survive, let alone conduct science. From March through the end omore »f April, 2011, scientists from around the world braved temperatures of -48°C in the high Canadian Arctic in the name of science. At the Catlin Arctic Survey's floating 'Ice Base' off Ellef Ringnes Island, Dr. Victoria Hill was investigating how organic material in fresh water near the surface of the ocean may be trapping heat from the sun, causing the upper ocean layers to warm. This is a very new area of research and this mechanism represents a key uncertainty in accurate modeling of ice thickness and upper ocean heat content. In this presentation Dr. Hill will talk about living and working at the ice base and discuss preliminary data from the expedition.« less
Title: Living and Working in the Freezer
Publication Date: 2012-02-07
OSTI Identifier: 1068721
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Jefferson Lab Science Series, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia, 2012
Research Org: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ; Ice ; Arctic ; Bio-Optics ; Light Behavior ; Marine Environment
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:55:21
System Entry Date: 2017-12-15