Antarctic sea ice expands to record high level; Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth lowest

September 17, 2014 7:08 PM

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Antarctic sea ice expands to record high level; Arctic sea ice shrinks to sixth lowest

At opposite ends of the world, trends in sea ice coverage are in stark opposition. Arctic sea ice coverage remains depressed, while Antarctic levels have achieved a record high for the second straight year.

Due to warming of the Arctic, the depleted state of Arctic sea ice is expected. The ever-growing Antarctic sea ice levels are more of a surprise.

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