With the continent holding enough ice to raise sea levels by many metres if it was to melt, polar scientists are scrambling for answers
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For 44 years, satellites have helped scientists track how much ice is floating on the ocean around Antarctica’s 18,000km coastline.
The continent’s fringing waters witness a massive shift each year, with sea ice peaking at about 18m sq km each September before dropping to just above 2m sq km by February.
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