What is it about?
A sedimentology study of windblown dust sources, dispersal and accumulation on sea ice in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica.
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Why is it important?
This study provides quantitative data of dust accumulation on sea ice over a 3,000km2 area of McMurdo Sound, the first study to do so. It also explores local wind fields to determine probable dispersal patterns and dust transport distance beyond the field area. It uses volcanic glass to prove provenance of source material.
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This page is a summary of: Aeolian sediment transport and deposition in a modern high‐latitude glacial marine environment, Sedimentology, March 2014, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/sed.12108.
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