News FocusAMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION MEETING

Scary Arctic Ice Loss? Blame the Wind

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Science  14 Jan 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5707, pp. 203
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5707.203a

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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA-- More than 11,500 earth scientists from around the world gathered 13 to 17 December at the fall American Geophysical Union meeting. A study presented at the meeting suggests that a natural, temporary shift in the wind may have been largely to blame for the recent shrinkage of the Arctic ice pack.