Cryospheric Sciences

Bianca Mezzina

Bianca Mezzina is a F.R.S.-FNRS post-doctoral researcher at the Université catholique de Louvain (Earth and Life Institute) in Belgium. After a PhD on the atmospheric teleconnections of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (find the project here:, she now seems to be having a serious affair with the world of Antarctic sea ice. Is she a passionate hiker? No, but this blog calls for a picture with at least some snow!

You thought it was over? Here’s more on the 2023 Antarctic sea-ice extent record low

A figure showing several lines for several years of sea ice extent. They look like a wave with the minimum around february each year and the maximum around october.

  In November last year (see this post), we promised to provide you an update of what happened with Antarctic sea ice during the year 2023 – a year of an exceptionally low extent. In this post, we try our best to discuss the conditions that lead to (part of) the recent loss in Antarctic sea ice, including atmospheric and ocean processes. How sea ice usually works… One of the ways scientists h ...[Read More]