Sea ice levels in the Antarctic have experienced huge variability in the last few years. Photograph: Pauline Askin/Reuters Unpredictable nature of Antarctic sea ice levels the focus at conference of meteorology experts in Australia this week
September 26, 2017 — Sea ice levels in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, but experts say there is not a clear link to climate change.
Continue reading Antarctic sea ice levels hit record low, but experts are not sure why A small hole in the clouds revealed newly formed sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea next to an iceberg on Nov. 5, 2014 flight. Credit: NASA/Digital Mapping System. Scientists have long been searching for an explanation for the contrasting fortunes of sea ice at the Earth’s poles. While the Arctic has seen a rapid decline in sea ice extent in recent decades, the seas around Antarctica have slowly gained ice.
July 7, 2016 — Now, a new study suggests a natural shift from one state to another in the Pacific Ocean is responsible for the increase in Antarctic sea ice.
Continue reading Pacific Ocean behind recent Antarctic sea ice growth