COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Cyclone did not cause 2012 record low for Arctic sea ice
Description: It came out of Siberia, swirling winds over an area that covered almost the entire Arctic basin in the normally calm late summer. It came to be known as "The Great Arctic Cyclone of August 2012," and for some observers it suggested that the historic sea ice minimum may have been caused by a freak summer storm, rather than warming temperatures. But new results from the University of Washington show that the August cyclone was not responsible for last year's record low for Arctic sea ice. [Source: University of Washington]
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Source: University of Washington
Publish Date: 1/31/2013
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