21 December 2023 | Rafting of Growing Antarctic Sea Ice Enhances In-Ice Biogeochemical Activity in Winter
Key Points of the article:
We present the first biogeochemical data for young and growing sea ice in the Atlantic Antarctic marginal ice zone
Winter sea ice is biogeochemically active and acts as a reservoir of concentrated nutrients during the ice growth season
The biogeochemical signature of individual floes is conserved during rafting, leading to enhanced nutrients and chlorophyll-a in first-year sea ice
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