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Author (up) Thomas, D.N.; Dieckmann, G.S. openurl 
  Title Biogeochemistry of Antarctic sea ice Type Journal Article
  Year 2002 Publication Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review Abbreviated Journal Oceanogr Mar Biol Annu Rev  
  Volume 40 Issue Pages 143-169  
  Keywords Sea ice; Biogeochemistry; Nutrients (mineral); Dissolved gases; Dissolved organic matter; Ps; Antarctic Ocean  
  Abstract Antarctic sea ice at its maximum extent in winter covers 40% of the Southern Ocean in a frozen layer, on average, 1 m thick. Sea ice is not solid, rather it is an ice crystal matrix permeated by a labyrinth of brine filled channels and pores in which life thrives. Organisms are constrained by a set of physicochemical factors quite unlike anything they encounter in the plankton from where they are recruited. Because sea ice is increasingly viewed as a suitable proxy for life in previous periods of the Earth's history, and even for astrobiology, it is pertinent that the physicochemical constraints acting upon sea-ice biology are better understood. The, largely microbial, network that develops in the ice itself imparts a unique chemistry that influences the nature and chemical composition of biogenic material released from the ice. This chemistry can result in the export of material to the sediments with distinctive chemical signatures that are useful tools for reconstructing past sea-ice cover of the oceans. This review synthesises information on inorganic nutrient, dissolved organic matter and dissolved gases from a variety of Antarctic ice habitats.  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Taylor & Francis Place of Publication London Editor Gibson, R.N.; Barnes, M.; Atkinson, R.J.A.  
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  ISSN 0415254620 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes Review; Marine Approved no  
  Call Number refbase @ admin @ Thomas+Dieckmann2002 Serial 758  
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