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Arctic temperatures soar as sea ice shrinks


Lieser, JL, Arctic temperatures soar as sea ice shrinks, The People's World, Long View Publishing Co. Inc., United States, 15 March (2017) [Media Interview]

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In the Arctic, two records have been broken – neither of them good. Though snowstorms may be battering the Northeastern U.S., climate change is manifesting in a different and more dangerous form at the bottom of the world. As Antarctica’s sea ice continues to melt, new data shows that there is 10 percent less of it this year than the previous record minimum back in 2011. Specifically, the amount of sea ice around the southern continent has shrunk to 2.1091 million square kilometers, according to Jan Lieser, a sea ice scientist with the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Arctic, Antarctic, temperature, sea ice
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:115319
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2017-03-16
Last Modified:2017-03-16

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