Understanding interconnectivity

The science of the Antarctic system

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  • Published 20220503
  • ISBN: 978-1-922212-74-0
  • Extent: 264pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

THERE’S NO EXPERIENCE on Earth like diving under the ice in Antarctica. On life support and in an uninhabited and extreme environment, it’s as close as you can get to a spacewalk while remaining on this planet. My diving work in the Antarctic’s Ross Sea was twenty years ago now, but the beauty of that experience will never leave me.

We cleared snow from the surface of the sea ice to let light through, like a giant skylight. Then we drilled a wide hole through two metres of ice.

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Nicole Webster

Nicole Webster is the Chief Scientist of the Australian Antarctic Division. Over the last two decades she has worked as Senior Principal Research Scientist...

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