Cyborg seals and floating robots have solved an Antarctic ice mystery

The winter ice on the surface of Antarctica's Weddell Sea occasionally forms an enormous hole. A hole that appeared in 2016 and 2017 drew intense curiosity from scientists and reporters. Though even bigger gaps had formed decades before, this was the first time oceanographers had a chance to truly monitor the unexpected gap in Antarctic winter sea ice.

Mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice explained by years of robotic data

The winter ice on the surface of Antarctica's Weddell Sea occasionally forms an enormous hole. A hole that appeared in 2016 and 2017 drew intense curiosity from scientists and reporters. Though ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Phys.org

Mysterious holes in Antarctic sea ice explained by years of robotic data, Mon 10 Jun 19 from Eurekalert

Mysterious, gaping holes in Antarctic ice explained

Enormous holes in the Antarctic winter ice pack have popped up sporadically since the 1970s, but the reason for their formation has been largely mysterious.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from FOXNews

Mysterious, Gaping Holes in Antarctic Ice Explained, Tue 11 Jun 19 from Livescience

Cyborg Seals Help Explain Mysterious Antarctic Ice Holes

As Antarctica slowly wastes away, mysterious holes occasionally form on the surface of its Weddell Sea. Known as polynyas, these stretches of open water surrounded by ice have been appearing ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Geek.com

Mystery of giant Antarctic ice holes solved by robots, tricked-out seals - CNET

Massive holes known as polynyas could appear more often with climate change -- and even contribute to it.

Tue 11 Jun 19 from CNET

Mysterious Holes in Antarctic Sea Ice Explained by Years of Robotic Data

Why did a giant hole appear in the sea ice off Antarctica in 2016 and 2017, after decades of more typical sea ice cover? Years of Southern Ocean data have explained the phenomenon, helping oceanographers ...

Mon 10 Jun 19 from Newswise

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