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University of Washington Researchers Use Kraken to Unravel Mysterious Antarctic Sea Ice

October 3, 2011

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The Antarctic sea ice-literally frozen, floating ocean water--is increasing in extent. And while scientists aren't exactly sure why, they do have a few main suspects. One popular one is the hole in the ozone layer that hovers over the Antarctic continent, creating a number of natural phenomena, including increased wind circulation, creating a lower surface temperature on the Antarctic continent and altering ocean heat transport. Full Story

National Institute for Computational Sciences, University of Tennessee

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