Friday, 25 October 2013
Sea Ice Cover in Antarctica highest for 30 years!. Report from Alfred Wegener Institute
The German Alfred Wegener Institute reports that sea ice cover in Antarctica is at its highest level for 30 years.(report by P Gosselin 24 October www. notrickszone web site report). This report has been completely ignored by the UK science media showing again the bias in reporting climate matters. The mean sea ice cover for September 2013 was 19.48 million square kilometres. This reached a maximum of 19.65 million square kilometres on 18 September. Physicists Marcel Nicolaus and Stefan Hendricks of the AWI report this massive increase in Antarctica sea ice, more than at any time in the last 30 years!! The AWI has conducted experiments with the Polarstern research ice breaker in the Weddell Sea. A number of automatic measurements stations were placed on the ice. These are now continuously measuring the thickness, temperature, and movement of the sea ice, as well as its snow cover. The data is sent by the scientists via satellite to the AWI and other partners.