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
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.
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source : found this research here
FRom the conversation’ article.
THe reasons for the excess ice are :
“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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