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Recent climate variability in the vicinity of the antarctic peninsula

King, John C.. 1994 Recent climate variability in the vicinity of the antarctic peninsula. International Journal of Climatology, 14 (4). 357-369. 10.1002/joc.3370140402

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Abstract/Summary

Surface air temperature records from stations on the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula show a higher degree of interannual variability and stronger long-term warming trends than recorded elsewhere in Antarctica. Possible mechanisms for driving these fluctuations are investigated. The extreme climatic sensitivity of this region may be linked to a stronger coupling between temperatures and regional sea-ice extent than is seen elsewhere in Antarctica. Significant interannual persistence of air temperature anomalies suggests a link with ocean temperatures or circulation.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1002/joc.3370140402
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISSN: 08998418
Additional Keywords: Antarctic Peninsula, climate variation, temperature trends, sea ice
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Date made live: 15 Mar 2017 14:52 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/516537

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