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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice 298

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-wake-zone dept.
sciencehabit (1205606) writes "It's a nagging thorn in the side of climatologists: Even though the world is warming, the average area of the sea ice around Antarctica is increasing. Climate models haven't explained this seeming contradiction to anyone's satisfaction—and climate change deniers tout that failure early and often. But a new paper suggests a possible explanation: Variability in the heights of ocean waves pounding into the sea ice may help control its advance and retreat."
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Shrinking Waves May Save Antarctic Sea Ice

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