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About

Annually, 18 million km2 of ice grows and melts around Antarctica. We have limited knowledge of the ocean within, and at the edge, of this enormous sea-ice impacted domain of the Southern Ocean. The surface ocean processes are poorly quantified due to a lack of observations made at the right time and space scales. These scale gaps have been recognised by the science community as a key link towards improving our understanding of the sensitivity of the Southern Ocean to climate change. At Polar Gliders we aim to observe the full seasonal cycle of the upper ocean in the MIZ near the Greenwich Meridian.

Maps

Southern Ocean Polar Zone

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Maud Rise

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maps

SG640 | Semla

Latest dive profiles

Temperature

Salinity

Fluorescence

Oxygen

Sections

missions

SG675 | Lussekat

Sailbuoy | Kringla

missions
ROAM-MIZ is a project endorsed by the Southern Ocean Observing System

Project Partners