Mysterious growth of sea ice in Antarctica explained by stronger winds

Strong westerly winds around the South Pole account for an 80 percent increase in sea ice volume over the past three decades.

Mysterious growth of sea ice in Antarctica explained by stronger winds

Science Recorder | Stephanie Verkoeyen | Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Arctic’s melting sea ice has received much attention of late, but less clear is the situation occurring in Antarctica. Despite increasing air and ocean temperatures, Antarctica’s current sea ice situation is set to hit a record high this year – a fact emphasized by global warming skeptics. Weather changes have likely played a large role in some of the recent, short-term changes in sea ice... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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