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Environmental Forcing and Southern Ocean Marine Predator Populations

Trathan, Phil N.; Forcada, Jaume; Murphy, Eugene J.. 2012 Environmental Forcing and Southern Ocean Marine Predator Populations. In: Rogers, Alex D.; Johnston, Nadine M.; Murphy, Eugene J.; Clarke, Andrew, (eds.) Antarctic Ecosystems: An Extreme Environment in a Changing World. Blackwell Publishing, 335-353.

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Abstract/Summary

The Southern Ocean (Figure 11.1) is a major component within the global ocean and climate system. It not only unites the Atlantic Ocean with the Indian and Pacific Oceans, but also connects low tropical latitudes with high polar latitudes. In addition, the Southern Ocean is also the origin of important teleconnections that link around the globe and across the equator into the northern hemisphere. Consequently, and given this unique global situation, there is now considerable concern that significant changes to the Southern Ocean (resulting from recent, rapid, regional warming) have occurred over the past 50 years (King, 1994; Smith et al., 1999; Levitus et al., 2000; Gille, 2002).

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1002/9781444347241.ch11
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Ecosystems
Additional Keywords: Environmental forcing, Marine predators, Climate change, Regional warming, Oscillatory climate signals, Regional impact on biosphere, Regional ecosystem responses, Southwest Atlantic
Date made live: 06 Jun 2012 17:42
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/18287

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