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Going Against the Trend: Cooling in the Southern Ocean

May 6, 2020 By Peter Ruegg ETH Zurich
Over the period 1982 to 2011, a cooling trend was recorded in surface waters in some parts of the Southern Ocean around the Antarctic continent, specifically in the area south of 55 degrees latitude. In a paper just published in the journal AGU Advances, the scientists use a series of simulations to show that sea-ice changes are the most probable cause for the cooling of the surface waters in the Southern Ocean.