WAP

The West Antarctic Peninsula – WAP

The West Antarctic Peninsula (WAP) is a region of rapid climate change, experiencing some of the fastest increases in atmospheric and oceanic temperatures over recent decades (e.g. Meredith and King, 2005). Such climatic sensitivity, and because of the low levels of background anthropogenic contamination, the WAP is a key location for understanding biogeochemical cycling, such as the barium (Ba) system.

WAP, from Hendry et al., 2010

WAP, from Hendry et al., 2010. Inset shows location of Rothera Oceanographic and Biological Time Series (RaTS) site (British Antarctic Survey)

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