Antarctica Sea Ice Breaks Surface Record

September 22, 2014 6:59 AM

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Antarctica Sea Ice Breaks Surface Record

The Earth’s poles show surprising climatic influences. Due to the planet’s rotation, the poles usually go through temperature changes that causes them to lose ice deposits during the summers and recover during the cold season. But in the last years, the Arctic Sea has expanded, taking bites out of the thick polar ice sheet, while the Arctic Sea has expanded. On September 13, the Antarctic sea-ice recorded the highest surface ever.

Satellites measure the ocean surface that freezes each winter. Sea-ice is the surface of the ocean with more than 15 percent ice. The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced that the sea-ice surface surrounding the South Pole reached 7.6 million square miles. The region will have another...

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