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Temperature and salinity profiles of the water column during platelet ice formation and analysis of the structure and isotopic content of platelet ice
Entry ID: K131_1999_2000_NZ_2

Abstract: Platelet ice is a particular sea ice type that is prevalent in McMurdo Sound, probably due to the proximity of the Ross Ice Shelf. There are many details about the formation of platelet ice which are unknown and the study focused on investigating the conditions of the water column when this sea ice type appears. The temperature and salinity close (35 to 60cm) to the ice water interface was ... View entire text
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  N: -77.82   S: -77.82   E: 166.67   W: 166.67
  N: -77.67   S: -77.67   E: 166.47   W: 166.47
  N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 166.42   W: 166.42
  N: -77.68   S: -77.68   E: 166.46   W: 166.46

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Start Date: 1999-08-23
Stop Date: 1999-08-23
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04