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Title: Living and Working in the Freezer

Abstract

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 of 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.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA (United States). Dept. of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1068721
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Jefferson Lab Science Series, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia, 2012
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; Ice; Arctic; Bio-Optics; Light Behavior; Marine Environment

Citation Formats

Hill, Victoria. Living and Working in the Freezer. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Hill, Victoria. Living and Working in the Freezer. United States.
Hill, Victoria. Tue . "Living and Working in the Freezer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1068721.
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