Earth  ID: 11703

The Arctic and the Antarctic Respond in Opposite Ways

The Arctic and the Antarctic are regions that have a lot of ice and acts as air conditioners for the Earth system. This year, Antarctic sea ice reached a record maximum extent while the Arctic reached a minimum extent in the top ten lowest since satellite records began. One reason we are seeing differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic is due to their different geographies. As for what's causing the sea increase in the Antarctic, scientists are also studying ocean temperatures, possible changes in wind direction and, overall, how the region is responding to changes in the climate.

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http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/antarctic-sea-ice-reaches-new-record-maximum

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/qa-what-is-happening-with-antarctic-sea-ice/#.VnQgQhorIUE


Credits

Lead Data Visualizers:
Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA)
Cindy Starr (GST)

Lead Scientists:
Walt Meier (NASA/GSFC)
Nathan T. Kurtz (NASA/GSFC)

Lead Producer:
Joy Ng (USRA)

Producer:
Kayvon Sharghi (USRA)

Videographers:
Joy Ng (USRA)
Rob Andreoli (AIMM)

Writer:
Kate Ramsayer (Telophase Corp.)

Project Support:
Aaron E Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.)

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Keywords:
SVS >> Antarctic
SVS >> Antarctic Ice
DLESE >> Cryology
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Cryosphere >> Sea Ice
GCMD >> Location >> Antarctica
GCMD >> Location >> Arctic
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0