The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice

The discovery adds to the ongoing mystery of Antarctica's expanding sea ice. According to climate models, the region's sea ice should be shrinking each year because of global warming. Instead, satellite observations show the ice is expanding, and the continent's sea ice has set new records for the past three winters. At the same time, Antarctica's ice sheet (the glacial ice on land) is melting and retreating.


| Permalink