Chapter 1. The Importance of Sea Ice: An Overview

  1. David N. Thomas1 and
  2. Gerhard S. Dieckmann2
  1. Gerhard S. Dieckmann and
  2. Hartmut H. Hellmer

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757161.ch1

Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology

Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology

How to Cite

Dieckmann, G. S. and Hellmer, H. H. (2003) The Importance of Sea Ice: An Overview, in Sea Ice: An Introduction to its Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology (eds D. N. Thomas and G. S. Dieckmann), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757161.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Ocean Sciences, University of Wales, Bangor, UK

  2. 2

    Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 MAY 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632058082

Online ISBN: 9780470757161

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Keywords:

  • sea ice;
  • sea water;
  • hemispheres;
  • arctic sea ice;
  • antarctic sea ice

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical aspects of sea ice exploration

  • Sea ice influence on ocean and atmosphere

  • Similarities and differences between Arctic and Antarctic sea ice

  • Implications for astrobiology and future natural resource exploitation

  • Recent advances and perspectives

  • References