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Antarctic Sea-ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt)

ASPeCt was an important planner and participant in the National Academy of Science’s Antarctic sea ice variability and trends workshop held in January 2016. ASPeCt was represented by – Workshop Organizing Committee members – Marilyn Raphael, Ted Maksym and participants – Steve Ackley and Sharon Stammerjohn. This workshop addressed our current understanding of processes driving Antarctic sea ice changes. A workshop report will be out later in summer.

ASPeCt scientists at AWI conducted a Polarstern expedition to the Weddell Sea with a focus on sea ice thermodynamics and snow cover. They used an ROV for under-ice studies along and deployed a suite of buoys. A map and reports on this expedition may be found here under the label PS89. This cruise also contributed to additional ASPeCT sea ice observations, which are also available from Pangaea.