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Antarctic Waters: Warmer with More Acidity and Less Oxygen

Antarctic Waters: Warmer with More Acidity and Less Oxygen

SOURCE: University of Arizona News DATE: January 6, 2020 SNIP: The increased freshwater from melting Antarctic ice sheets plus increased wind has reduced the amount of oxygen in the Southern Ocean and made it more acidic and warmer, according to new research led by...
‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed

‘Precipitous’ fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed

SOURCE: The Guardian DATE: July 2, 2019 SNIP: The vast expanse of sea ice around Antarctica has suffered a “precipitous” fall since 2014, satellite data shows, and fell at a faster rate than seen in the Arctic. The plunge in the average annual extent means Antarctica...