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Intrusion of warmer Atlantic waters is causing ‘Atlantification’ of Arctic Ocean

New satellite data has shown how the intrusion of warmer Atlantic waters is reducing ice regrowth in the Arctic Ocean in the winter via a process that has been dubbed “Atlantification”. 

The amount of sea ice floating in the Arctic Ocean varies enormously as it grows and shrinks with the seasons, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). 

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Sheree Bega
Sheree Bega is an environment reporter at the Mail & Guardian.

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