There is little reason for the behavior of sea ice in the southern hemisphere to mimic the sea ice in the northern hemisphere. And following that, there is no reason that the response of sea ice to a warming planet will be the same in the northern and southern hemispheres.
RickyRood, • 11:21 PM GMT on May 25, 2011
This is the second in my series on why sea ice behaves differently in the Southern Hemisphere than in the Northern Hemisphere. My previous entry was focused on the physical geography of the Earth. Specifically, the distribution of land and ocean are different at the two poles; hence, there is no reason to expect one pole to behave like the other pole - beyond perhaps, they both get very cold in the winter. This entry will focus on the basics of the physical climate needed to understand sea ice.
RickyRood, • 2:26 AM GMT on May 19, 2011
Starting to think about sea ice in the Southern Hemisphere. Why is it so different than the Northern Hemisphere. A recollection of geography.
RickyRood, • 6:11 AM GMT on May 09, 2011