Recent climate variability in the vicinity of the antarctic peninsula

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

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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
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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)

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