Operation IceBridge Antarctic 2014

  • Released Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:50PM
  • ID: 10081

Operation IceBridge has returned to operate out of Punta Arenas, Chile in 2014 in order to fly over science targets like the Weddell Sea and the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Where’s it coming from? With global average temperatures rising, it would be natural to assume that total quantities of sea ice would be falling. But it’s not. Scientists have begun to observe sea ice increases around Antarctica, and the phenomenon once again underscores how much we still need to learn about the complex systems governing global climate. In this short video, we take a look at the reasons experts offer for why ice is spreading … on a warmer planet.

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