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Sea ice extent, concentration, and seasonality [in 'State of the Climate in 2021']

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Reid, P and Stammerjohn, S and Massom, RA and Barreira, S and Scambos, T and Lieser, JL, Sea ice extent, concentration, and seasonality [in 'State of the Climate in 2021'], Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 103, (8) pp. S19-S23. ISSN 0003-0007 (2022) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-22-0078.1

Abstract

During 2021, and following on from 2020, net Antarctic sea ice coverage continued to exhibit strong variability (Fig. 6.11a), with distinct regional and seasonal contributions (Fig. 6.11b). The year began with below-average overall sea ice extent (SIE) in January through February (Fig. 6.11a), compared to the 1991-2020 average, but abruptly switched to above average in late February where it remained almost continuously until early September.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:sea ice, climate change, climatology, climate records
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean ice dynamics
UTAS Author:Reid, P (Dr Phillip Reid)
UTAS Author:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:153022
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2022-09-01
Last Modified:2022-11-23
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