Cover Texte 01/2016 Dynamics of landfast sea ice of Atka Bay, Antarctica
Climate | Energy

Dynamics of landfast sea ice of Atka Bay, Antarctica


Emperor penguins breed solely on the landfast sea ice of the Antarctic. Due to climate change the sea ice undergoes major changes in some regions of Antarctica. To assess a possible endangerment of an emperor penguin colony in Atka Bay (East Antarctica) the changes of the local extent of sea ice have been analyzed in this study for the period of the last 15 years by help of satellite images. No evidence was found, that this penguin colony is threatened by changing dynamics of the landfast sea ice in a short term.

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Texte | 01/2016
Number of pages
38
Year of publication
Author(s)
Osama Mustafa, Heiko Griebsch, Stefan Knetsch, Christian Pfeifer
Language
Englisch
Project No. (FKZ)
58740
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
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3477 KB
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