Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November

Published: 7 December 2016

“Both the Arctic and Antarctic experienced record lows in sea ice extent in November, with scientists astonished to see Arctic ice actually retreating at a time when the region enters the cold darkness of winter.” (The Guardian) (National Snow & Ice Data Center)

"The common denominator between the Arctic and Antarctic record minimum sea ice extent this Fall is the wind: together with a pack ice that is not fully consolidated (it has open water between pack of floating ice) allowing changes in winds to cause significant changes in the sea ice extent over short periods of time (days)."

— Bruno Tremblay, Associate Professor, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University

He’s interested in his research in high latitudes and their effect on global climate, and climate change. He’s working on many projects among which  he’s studying the future of the perennial sea ice cover in the Arctic Ocean, and how fresh water and heat budget of the Arctic Ocean (including both sea ice and the surface ocean waters) impacts global ocean circulation.

(514) 398-4369, bruno.tremblay [at] (English, French)

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