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Antarctica melting season 2015/2016
« on: September 19, 2015, 07:49:32 PM »
While not as interesting as the Arctic sea ice, the sea ice surrounding Antarctica may actually be trending down right now. If so, would it be a record early maximum there? And, as the Arctic is refreezing now it might be interesting to watch what the ice around Antarctica will do as we are heading for a record warm year.

Second, todays SIE map from University of Bremen (UiB) reveals some interesting features. Most intersting is the area with low concentration in the Ross Sea. Two other things that I see is the very low sea ice concentration in the Bellingshausen Sea as well as the small polynya at the tip of the West Antarctic peninsula. Courtesy: University of Bremen.