NASA researchers report Antarctic Sea Ice growth hits Record high

October 8, 2014 6:34 AM

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NASA researchers report Antarctic Sea Ice growth hits Record high

Greenbelt, MD – Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s.

The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.

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