Recent climate variability in the vicinity of the antarctic peninsula

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.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: King, John C.

On this site: John King
Date:
1 May, 1994
Journal/Source:
International Journal of Climatology / 14
Page(s):
357-369
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.3370140402