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Researchers question expansion of Antarctica's fringe of sea ice

from The New York Times

A new study of methods used to track Antarctic sea ice trends has raised important questions about whether recent increases in ice there are, to a significant extent, an illusion created by flawed analysis of data collected by a series of satellites. The news release excerpted below offers a good overview of the paper — "A spurious jump in the satellite record: has Antarctic sea ice expansion been overestimated?" — which was just published in The Cryosphere. The authors are Ian Eisenman and Joel Norris of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Walt Meier of NASA. more


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