Large marine areas without ice are recorded in the middle of the Antarctic winter

At the beginning of August, in the middle of the southern winter, the extent of Antarctic sea ice is almost 2.4 million km2 lower than the 1979-2022 average, an area close to continental Argentina.

6 de August de 2023 11:19

Before 2015, contrasting trends counteracted each other.

Dr Caroline Holmes, a polar climate scientist at BAS (British Antarctic Survey), who researches sea ice around the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, said in a statement: "Right now, in August 2023, the ice extent marine in Antarctica is still well below all previous records for this time of year.

By Agenda Malvinas

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