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Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century

Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century

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Drilling into Antarctica’s past to see our future - 09/11/2021

While COP26 today focuses on science and innovation’s role in combating climate change, Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions avoids catastrophic melt of the icy continent.

Study reveals climate choices we make in coming decades are make or break – but we won’t see their impact in Antarctica this century - 15/10/2021

While the impact of emissions on Antarctic ice melt may not become clear for another hundred years, the consequences of the climate decisions made this decade will be felt for centuries.

Future of Antarctic plankton linked to sea ice, study shows - 10/09/2021

A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.

New Zealand first Government to sign global seabed mapping project - 21/07/2021

Today New Zealand signed up to a global seabed mapping project, to map the world’s entire ocean floor by 2030. So far, 20 per cent of the world’s ocean floor has been mapped to modern standards.

New Hikurangi Subduction Zone Research - 30/06/2021

More detail about Marlborough and lower North Island quake risk revealed in latest Hikurangi Fault research.

New slow slip event prompts scientists’ dash to install instruments - 03/06/2021

Scientists from GNS Science and Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington are installing instruments across southern Hawke’s Bay, Tararua and Wairarapa regions as part of a project to better understand the Hikurangi subduction zone.

Narrowing the search for the cause of ‘slow-slip’ earthquakes - 26/05/2021

Combining supercomputers with seismic ‘CT’ scans is the latest approach scientists are using to better understand the causes of slow-slip earthquakes that occur on Hikurangi subduction zone off the North Island’s east coast. 

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