Altered Sea Ice Thickness and Permanence Affects Benthic Ecosystem Functioning in Coastal Antarctica

@article{Lohrer2012AlteredSI,
  title={Altered Sea Ice Thickness and Permanence Affects Benthic Ecosystem Functioning in Coastal Antarctica},
  author={Andrew M. Lohrer and Vonda J. Cummings and Simon F. Thrush},
  journal={Ecosystems},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={224-236}
}
Antarctic sea ice and the cold waters surrounding the continent are key elements of the global climate system, influencing heat redistribution, oceanic circulation and the absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. However, the Southern Ocean is predicted to warm by 1–6°C over the next century, altering sea ice extent, thickness and permanence. To better understand the connections between coastal sea ice conditions and the functioning of Antarctica’s unique marine benthic ecosystems, we… CONTINUE READING
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