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Volume 25, No. 3
Pages 118 - 119


SIDEBAR • Diving for the Sedimentary Record of Multiyear Sea Ice

By Molly Fritz Miller , Samuel S. Bowser, and Sally E. Walker  
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How is sediment transported to the seafloor along coastlines where the sea ice rarely melts? Are there distinctive characteristics of the resulting deposits that label them as accumulating in this setting that is so sensitive to climate change?


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