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

July 22, 2014 5:24 PM

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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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