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How wind helps Antarctic sea ice grow, even as the Arctic melts


Lieser, JL, How wind helps Antarctic sea ice grow, even as the Arctic melts, The Conversation, The Conversation - Katherine Smyrk, United Kingdom, March 12, 2014, Online (2014) [Magazine Article]

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Strong winds linked to climate change and the hole in the ozone layer are driving a steady increase in Antarctic sea ice, even as Arctic levels continue to shrink dramatically, a new report shows. While ice in the Arctic now melts 2.9 months earlier than it did in 1980, parts of the Antarctica have seen the ice coverage lasting for 2.6 months more. Released in Hobart yesterday, The Position Analysis: Antarctic Sea Ice and Climate Change 2014 report from the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre has sought to clear up widespread confusion about the polar differences in sea ice.

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Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:sea ice, Antarctica, climate change
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:90596
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-04-12
Last Modified:2014-04-12

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