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Antarctic sea ice now at lowest levels since record keeping began (preliminary NSIDC figures)


Lieser, JL, Antarctic sea ice now at lowest levels since record keeping began (preliminary NSIDC figures), CleanTechnica, Feedburner, 21 February (2017) [Media Interview]

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Antarctic sea ice is now at its lowest extent since record-keeping on the subject began in 1979, based on preliminary satellite data from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Sea ice extent in Antarctica typically reaches its low point for the year towards the end of February, before the Southern Hemisphere begins heading into autumn and sea ice extent begins growing again. As of February 13th, though, sea ice extent in Antarctica totaled only 2.287 million square kilometers (883,015 square miles) making for a new record low extent. (February 14th apparently then saw a lower extent, 2.224 million square kilometers.)

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctica, sea ice, minimum extent
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:114772
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-02-27
Last Modified:2017-02-28

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