Going in deep

By Rebecca Priestley In Science

Print Share
14th February, 2013
When a massive iceberg smashed into the tongue of East Antarctica’s Mertz Glacier in 2010, the 78km-long floating ice chunk snapped off. An international team of scientists, concerned that this event is affecting global ocean circulation, is sailing to the Mertz region on the RV Tangaroa for a closer look The voyage leader, Niwa oceanographer Mike Williams, says global ocean circulation is, in part, driven by Antarctic bottom water. The Mertz area is one of only three places in the world where it is made. Although most of the ocean around Antarctica is covered in a 2m layer of sea ice, ...

NZ Listener print only subscriptions & digital only subscriptions

NZ Listener subscriptions;

Print subscriptions: To receive the NZ Listener in your mailbox each week click here.

Digital subscriptions: We now have the NZ Listener weekly edition as a digital reader version via the Zinio digital platform – read the latest edition on your computer or via the Zinio app on your tablet.  To find our more click here.

Archive content: If you’re interested in accessing archive content, please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.  We endeavor to get back to you within 5 working days.

Locked content: If you have an archive content login, please login to view and unlock content, for more information regarding locked content please read our NZ Listener FAQ’s

Any queries regarding access please contact our NZ Listener helpdesk contact us.

More by Rebecca Priestley

Switch to mobile version