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Impacts of the north and tropical Atlantic Ocean on the Antarctic Peninsula and sea ice
Description: The Antarctic climate is known to be influenced by distant climate conditions, particularly in the Pacific Ocean. So far, however, the causes of the accelerated warming on the Antarctic Peninsula and the redistribution of Antarctic sea ice have remained unclear. Researchers now show that sea-level pressure changes in the Amundsen Sea - which affect temperature on the Peninsula and sea-ice distributions - can be traced to sea-surface temperature variations caused by the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, a persistent driver of climate variability in the tropical and north Atlantic. [Source: Nature]
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Source: Nature
Publish Date: 1/23/2014
Reading Level: Expert
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