Arctic cap is growing
Last Updated: 6:23 AM, April 4, 2010
Posted: 3:55 AM, April 4, 2010
Scientists have discovered that the size of the Arctic ice cap has increased sharply to levels not seen since 2001.
A shift in the chilly winds across the Bering Sea over the past few months has caused thousands of square miles of ocean to freeze.
The same phenomenon is also partly responsible for the cold winter experienced in New York and the eastern US this year. It allowed icy blasts of air to escape from the Arctic and make their way south.