Detection and attribution of Antarctic climate change

Bracegirdle, Thomas J. ORCID: 2012 Detection and attribution of Antarctic climate change. Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia, 40 (1). 51-56.

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The current understanding of climate changes that have occurred in the last 50 years over Antarctica is presented with a focus on: (i) a summer warming of the eastern Antarctic Peninsula, which caused the collapse of the larsen B ice shelf, (ii) the observed significant increase of total sea ice extent and (iii) an anthropogenic ‘fingerprint’ in the Antarctic-wide temperature change pattern. The implications of this for predictions of the future are discussed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Polar Science for Planet Earth (2009 - ) > Climate
ISSN: 0718-686X
Additional Keywords: Detection and attribution, Antarctic, climate, ozone hole, sea ice.
Date made live: 29 Jul 2013 10:20 +0 (UTC)

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