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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 9, 2405-2415, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-2405-2015
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21 Dec 2015
Tropical and mid-latitude forcing of continental Antarctic temperatures
C. S. M. Turney et al.

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Recent trends in ocean circulation, sea ice and climate over the Southern Ocean and Antarctica are highly complex. Here we report a new snow core from the South Pole alongside reanalysis of 20th century global atmospheric circulation. We demonstrate for the first time that atmospheric pressure anomalies in the mid-latitudes act as "gatekeepers" to meridional exchange over continental Antarctica, modulated by the tropical Pacific, with potentially significant impacts on surface mass balance.
Recent trends in ocean circulation, sea ice and climate over the Southern Ocean and Antarctica...
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