Regional charts and associated synopsis write-up capture ice and environmental conditions throughout the Antarctic which are based on the U.S. National Ice Center’s weekly analysis. Charts and synopses are updated weekly on Fridays.
Significant ice growth is slowing down along the coast and central area of the sea. Much of the sea ice drifted to the east over the last two weeks, with some sheering taking place in the top central area of the Ross. The ice edge continues to diminish as warmer temperatures encroach farther south.