Italian and French Researchers have found that winds blowing in Antarctica constitute a fundamental element regarding climate, may-be even more than temperatures. The so-called “katabatic winds”, i.e winds descending from the continent down to the sea at great speed, are so strong they provoke the formation of sea-ice, which in turn has consequences on the local biodiversity. As a matter of fact, the beaches are less accessible to seals and penguins, when the sea-ice is in expansion.

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