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How many explanations for why the Antartic sea ice is at record levels?

Just read another article explaining the record Antarctic sea ice extent ..
I feel l have read a number of explanations from the academics. with different conclusions. Thought l might start collecting a few of these for comparison

record antartic ice extent anomlay graph
picture:sunshinehours.com

Hmmm? Think l have read 3 or 4 different explanations now from the academics

Thought l would start a post and collect all the varied explanations———–

Here is the latest’ research from Hobart .Australia

12 March 2014, 12.54pm AEST

How wind helps Antarctic sea ice grow, even as the Arctic melts

Released in Hobart yesterday, The Position Analysis: Antarctic Sea Ice and Climate Change 2014 report from the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre has sought to clear up widespread confusion about the polar differences in sea ice.

PDF download link
http://acecrc.org.au/access/repository/resource/029c6e3e-fa29-1031-820a-40404adc5e91/2014%20ACE%20Position%20Analysis%20Antarctic%20Sea%20Ice%20and%20Climate%20Change%20FINAL%20LOW%20RES.pdf

source : found this research here
http://theconversation.com/how-wind-helps-antarctic-sea-ice-grow-even-as-the-arctic-melts-24209

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FRom the conversation’ article.
THe reasons for the excess ice are :

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“Lead author of the report Jan Lieser, a marine glaciologist at the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems centre, said

researchers were confident of the physical driver behind the increase of ice: wind.

Dr Lieser said that global warming

and, to a lesser extent, the ozone hole,

had been found to be the main physical drivers of the increase in westerly winds over the Southern Ocean, what he dubbed a “double whammy from above and below”.

I will read this tomorrow and do a summary in the comments below…..
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3 comments on “How many explanations for why the Antartic sea ice is at record levels?

  1. Hey.Thanks to ‘oldbrew ‘from the TALLBLOKE wordpress for answering my question and providing a link

    One day l will sift through those research results and table the varied conclusions

  2. The Antarctic Peninsula has been warming rapidly for at least a half-century, and continental West Antarctica has been getting steadily hotter for 30 years or more.

    But researchers suspect the ice is melting from below, not from above. Changing wind patterns are believed to be driving warm water up beneath West Antarctica’s glaciers, “eating away at their feet,” Anandakirshnan said.

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/23466136/catastrophic-collapse-of-west-antarctic-ice-sheet-begins/

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