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Solve Antarctica’s sea-ice puzzle


Turner, J and Comiso, J and Abram, N and Bitz, C and Bracegirdle, TJ and Cavanagh, R and Deb, P and Goosse, H and Holland, PR and Hosking, JS and Jones, A and King, JC and Maksym, T and Marshall, GJ and Massom, R and Murphy, E and Phillips, T and Pope, J and Reid, P and Stammerjohn, S and Thomas, L and Wilkinson, J, Solve Antarctica's sea-ice puzzle, Nature, 547, (7663) pp. 275-277. ISSN 0028-0836 (2017) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1038/547019a


Different stories are unfolding at the two poles of our planet. In the Arctic, more than half of the summer sea ice has disappeared since the late 1970s. The steady decline is what global climate models predict for a warming world. Meanwhile, in Antarctic waters, sea-ice cover has been stable, and even increasing, for decades. Record maxima were recorded in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:Antarctic, sea ice, change, variability
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Massom, R (Dr Robert Massom)
UTAS Author:Reid, P (Dr Phillip Reid)
ID Code:129187
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2018-11-14
Last Modified:2018-11-19

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