Antarctic maximum sea ice extent falls for the first time in three years

This pretty amazing video released by NASA shows 7.27 million square miles of sea ice creeping out over the Southern Ocean. 

16th October 2015

This pretty amazing video released by NASA shows 7.27 million square miles of sea ice creeping out over the Southern Ocean.

Sea ice levels reached consecutive record maximum extents in the last three years, with 2014 covering a massive 8.60 million square miles, but 2015 seems to have bucked the trend by quite some margin, being the lowest level since 2008.

Scientists think that the increased surface temperature and higher sea level pressure on the Pacific Ocean caused by this year’s El Nino could be having an effect on the sea ice levels, but whatever the reason, we’re happy just to sit back and watch the video.

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