Experts: Global warming means more Antarctic ice

Oct 10, 2012 Full story: SanLuisObispo.com

This handout photo provided by NSIDC, University of Colorado, taken in Oct. 2003, shows the Antarctic sunlight illuminating the surface of the sea ice, intensifying the effect of the fracture lines.

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#1 Oct 10, 2012
"University of Colorado researcher Katherine Leonard, who is on board the ship with Maksym, says in an email that the Antarctic sea ice is also getting snowier because climate change has allowed the air to carry more moisture."

Exactly. This is another factor in the sea ice growth in area while decreasing in thickness. The snowfall over water can cause a freshening and cooling of a thin layer which promotes the first crystals of ice, leading to easier freezing. While the 'blanket' of snow on the ice prevents growth of ice from cooler air above during the coldest part of the season.

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