Antarctic Sea Ice Expansion May Have Been Overestimated

July 22, 2014 7:13 PM

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Antarctic sea ice may not be expanding as fast as previously thought, according to new research. A simple processing error in satellite data could be to blame for this overestimation.

Arctic sea ice is retreating at a dramatic rate. In contrast, satellite observations suggest that sea ice cover in the Antarctic is expanding - albeit at a moderate rate - and that sea ice extent has reached record highs in recent years.

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