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Field measurements of the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice and sub-ice platelet layer at Atka Bay in 2013 - Hoppmann, Mario; Nicolaus, Marcel; Hunkeler, Priska; König-Langlo, Gert
Ice shelves strongly impact coastal Antarctic sea-ice properties and the associated ecosystem through the formation of a sub-ice platelet layer. The close investigation of this phenomenon and its seasonal evolution remain a challenge due to logistical constraints and a lack of suitable methodology. In this study, we characterize the seasonal cycle of an Antarctic fast-ice regime near the Ekström Ice Shelf in the eastern Weddell Sea. We use a thermistor chain with the additional capability of actively heating embedded resistors and measuring the temperature rise. The full potential of such an instrument has not been assessed yet, a knowledge gap...