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Stronger winds explain puzzling growth of sea ice in Antarctica

September 17, 2013

mixture of different types of Antarctic sea ice Despite warming temperatures, Antarctic sea ice is on track to hit a record high. A modeling study shows strengthening polar winds are causing the increase of Southern Hemisphere sea ice. Full Story

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