Western Antarctic Peninsula carbon dynamics

As part of the PALMER Long Term Ecological Research project (http://pal.lternet.edu/) I am using the unique carbon/nutrient data set (1993-present) to distinguish between the effects of biological productivity, melting sea ice and glaciers, circulation, warming and anthropogenic CO2 on the carbon dynamics along the Western Antarctica Peninsula. This Polar Shelf has experienced unprecedented changes in physical climate, including increased subsurface ocean temperatures, reduced seasonal sea-ice cover, shifts in atmospheric and ocean circulation and increased run-off from melting glaciers (see article).
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