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Aurora Australis docks with new climate data

ANTARCTIC CLIMATE & ECOSYSTEMS COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE

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embargoed until 10:00 am 17 April 2008

Polar Year expedition returns with evidence of ocean change

The Aurora Australis returns to Hobart this morning, after completing a major oceanographic expedition across the Southern Ocean.

The Climate of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (CASO) voyage obtained the most accurate and complete measurements of the ocean currents between Australia and Antarctica yet taken, providing important information that will improve models used to predict climate change.

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