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Monday, November 12, 2012

''Poles apart: satellites reveal why Antarctic sea ice grows as Arctic melts''

From The Guardian

''The mystery of the expansion of sea ice around Antarctica, at the same time as global warming is melting swaths of Arctic sea ice, has been solved using data from US military satellites.

Two decades of measurements show that changing wind patterns around Antarctica have caused a small increase in sea ice, the result of cold winds off the continent blowing ice away from the coastline.''

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