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Why is there more ice in Antarctica? – Launch of Antarctic sea ice report


Lieser, JL and Simmonds, I and Stammerjohn, S, Why is there more ice in Antarctica? - Launch of Antarctic sea ice report, NEWS BRIEFING, Australian Science Media Centre, Adelaide, South Australia, 11 March 2014 (2014) [Media Interview]


If the world is warming, as scientist continue to tell us, how can reports of increased Antarctic sea ice make any sense at all? Shouldn’t it be melting just like the Arctic? Today the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC) will launch their Position Analysis: Antarctic Sea Ice and Climate Change 2014 to highlight where the research currently stands and to help sort out the confusion. Join us for this launch where experts, including the report lead author, will discuss the puzzling nature of sea ice at the South Pole – they may even explain how THAT ship could get stuck in excess sea ice. The briefing will discuss the following issues: What are the current levels of sea ice in Antarctica? Why the thickness of the ice is so important The two ends of the earth: sea ice variability between the Poles The changing environment of the Antarctic sea ice under climate change An official launch will be held in Hobart today at 12.30pm.

Item Details

Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:Antarctic sea ice, South Pole, Climate Change
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:93653
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-08-12
Last Modified:2014-08-12

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