Antarctic Sea Ice May Not be Expanding as Much as Previously Thought

July 22, 2014 5:24 PM

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Antarctic Sea Ice May Not be Expanding as Much as Previously Thought

Could Antarctic sea ice not be expanding as fast as usual? Scientists have found that much of the increase measured for this sea ice could simply be due to a processing error in satellite data, which could have major implications for climate models.

While the Arctic sea ice is retreating at a rapid pace, the sea ice in the Antarctic is doing just the opposite. In fact, satellite observations seem to show that this ice is expanding at a moderate rate and that its extent has reached record highs in recent years. This phenomenon has puzzled scient...

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