COSEE Ocean Systems: News
A doubling in snow accumulation in the western Antarctic Peninsula since 1850
Description: The Antarctic Peninsula has experienced a dramatic change in climate over the past 50 years (the period of observational record), with annual temperatures increasing and many ice shelves on the fringes of the peninsula disintegrating. Despite this, some records from the peninsula show that the number of days with snowfall has increased by at least 62 days since 1950. [Source: AGU Journal Highlights]
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Source: AGU Journal Highlights
Publish Date: 2/19/2008
Reading Level: Expert
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