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JMSE Special Issue - contributions invited!

177 Mark Orzech Member Bulletin BoardWe would like to make you aware of a Special Issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (JMSE), "The Ice-Ocean Boundary", that is now accepting submissions.

As climate change continues to reshape the polar environment, it is increasingly important that we fully understand the range of physical processes by which the ocean and the ice interact and the roles these processes will play in defining the future of the Arctic and Antarctic. Ocean currents and waves exert significant force on surface ice through drag and pressure variations. Fluctuations in temperature and salinity affect sea-ice-associated biota, ocean circulation, and the distribution, rheology, and material properties of the ice. Surface ice insulates the ocean beneath from atmospheric processes like solar radiation and wind forcing. The ice-ocean boundary is the primary interface at which these phenomena can be measured and modeled, and yet much about it remains unknown.

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Evidence of Pollution All the Way to the Poles

I wanted to share a recent piece I wrote that I think will be of interest to APECS members. I am a corresponding writer for Geobites (, a science communication effort supported by AGU where short pieces are written to distill geoscience papers for a lay scientific audience. The piece I wrote for July, "Evidence of Pollution All the Way to the Poles" -, is on a paper by Sun et al., 2020 (Glacial Melt Inputs of Organophosphate Ester Flame Retardants to the Largest High Arctic Lake, ES&T).

Author: Hadley McIntosh Marcek

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