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Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say


Lieser, JL and Worby, AP, Extent of Antarctic sea ice reaches record levels, scientists say, ABC Radio Australia - Jane Ryan, ABC News, Hobart, Tasmania, Online, 15 September 2014 (2014) [Media Interview]

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Antarctic scientists have declared a new record has been set for the extent of Antarctic sea ice since records began. Satellite imagery reveals an area of about 20 million square kilometres covered by sea ice around the Antarctic continent. Jan Lieser from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) said the discovery was made two days ago. "This is an area covered by sea ice which we've never seen from space before," he said.

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Item Type:Media Interview
Keywords:sea ice, Antarctica, sea ice extent
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate variability (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
UTAS Author:Worby, AP (Professor Anthony Worby)
ID Code:94640
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-09-15
Last Modified:2014-09-15

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