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Antarctic research to ‘answer big questions’ on climate impacts

New Zealand’s government has announced $26 million to fund long-term Antarctic research, including a six-year project to study the impacts of climate change on ocean circulation.

The six-year project will be led by oceanographer Craig Stevens from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research and will involve scientists from three NZ universities.

“Antarctica’s impact on the global Earth system will largely come through the oceanic transport of heat and other associated materials such as salt, carbon dioxide, oxygen and nutrients,” he said in a NIWA statement.

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