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Good news from #AGU14 ‘Arctic sea ice is holding up to global warming better than expected’

From the “no death spiral” department comes this press release made at AGU from ESA. Arctic sea ice is holding up to global warming better than expected, according to the latest data from the CryoSat-2 satellite, a team from University College London will tell the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Arctic sea ice volumes…

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Better forecasts for sea ice under climate change?

From the University of Adelaide University of Adelaide-led research will help pinpoint the impact of waves on sea ice, which is vulnerable to climate change, particularly in the Arctic where it is rapidly retreating. Published today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society A, the research reports the first laboratory experiments testing theoretical models of…

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Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

From NASA Goddard, October 7, 2014: Sea ice surrounding Antarctica reached a new record high extent this year, covering more of the southern oceans than it has since scientists began a long-term satellite record to map sea ice extent in the late 1970s. The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third…