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Antarctic sea ice drops by 10 per cent, wiping out highs set in 2014


Lieser, JL, Antarctic sea ice drops by 10 per cent, wiping out highs set in 2014,, Fairfax New Zealand Ltd., New Zealand, 01 March (2017) [Media Interview]

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There is about 10 per cent less sea ice in Antarctica this year than the previous record minimum - a stunning reversal after new highs were set in 2014. The sea ice extent around the southern continent dropped to 2.135 million square kilometres on Sunday, and expanded 25,000 square kilometres the following day, indicating the freezing season has likely begun, said Jan Lieser, a sea ice scientist at Australia's Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Co-operative Research Centre.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctica, sea-ice 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:114908
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-03-02
Last Modified:2017-03-02

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