Home > Environment > Sea ice – the differences between north and south

Sea ice – the differences between north and south

June 17th, 2014

In the Arctic the sea ice coverage keeps going down. In the Antarctic sea ice cover is reaching record heights.

17-06-2014 antarcticendmay

(Click to enlarge)

A team of UK scientists are predicting that this year will see Arctic sea ice cover around the same level as last year.

The team published its ideas in a recent edition of the journal Nature Climate Change. Now, it has put out its first open forecast for this September of 5.4 million square km, give or take half a million.It compares with 5.35 million square km averaged across September last year.

17-06-2014 arcticextent

Down south the Antarctic is currently showing an alternative trend, with the winter maximum extent growing to record levels.

17-06-2014 antarcticmap

Categories: Environment Tags:
Comments are closed.