Detection and attribution of Antarctic climate change

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.

Details

Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Bracegirdle, Thomas J.

On this site: Thomas Bracegirdle
Date:
1 January, 2012
Journal/Source:
Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia / 40
Page(s):
51-56
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-686X2012000100005