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Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment


Convey, P and Bindschadler, R and di Prisco, G and Fahrbach, E and Gutt, J and Hodgson, DA and Mayewski, PA and Summerhayes, CP and Turner, J and Abram, N and Adams, B and Ainley, D and Anderson, J and Arbetter, T and Arthern, R and Atkinson, A and Barbante, C and Bargagli, R and Bargelloni, L and Barnes, D and Barrett, P and Bentley, M and Bergstrom, D and Bertler, N and Bockheim, J and Bodeker, G and Bopp, L and Boutron, C and Bracegirdle, T and Bromwich, D and Chown, S and Clarke, A and Comiso, J and Convey, P and Cook, A and Crame, A and Crosta, X and Curran, M and Fastook, J and Fleming, A and Forcada, J and Francis, J and Frenot, Y and Gili, JM and Goodwin, I and Goosse, H and Gugliemin, M and Hellmer, H and Hennion, F and Heywood, K and Holland, D and Hong, SM and Huiskes, A and Isla, E and Jacobs, S and Jenkins, A and Jones, A and Jones, A and Leaper, R and Lefebvre, W and Lenton, A and Linse, K and Lynch, A and Marshall, G and Masse, G and Mason-Delmotte, V and Meredith, M and Metzl, N and Monaghan, A and Mulvaney, R and Murray, A and Naveira-Garabato, A and Newsham, K and O'Farrell, S and Orejas, C and Peck, L and Portner, HO and Rintoul, S and Robinson, S and Roscoe, H and Rossi, S and Rothlisburger, R and Scambos, T and Schiel, S and Shanklin, J and Smale, D and Smetacek, V and Sparrow, M and Speer, K and Stevens, M and Trathan, P and van der Veen, Kees and van Ommen, T and Vanreusel, A and Vaughan, D and Verde, C and Verleyen, E and Vyverman, W and Wang, Z and Webb, D and Weincke, C and Willems, A and Woodworth, P and Worby, AP and Worland, R and Yamanouchi, T and Zane, L, Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment, Antarctic Science, 21, (6) pp. 541-563. ISSN 0954-1020 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0954102009990642


The Antarctic climate system varies on timescales from orbital, through millennial to sub-annual, and is closely coupled to other parts of the global climate system. We review these variations from the perspective of the geological and glaciological records and the recent historical period from which we have instrumental data (the last 50 years). We consider their consequences for the biosphere, and show how the latest numerical models project changes into the future, taking into account human actions in the form of the release of greenhouse gases and chlorofluorocarbons into the atmosphere. In doing so, we provide an essential Southern Hemisphere companion to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Antarctica, biology, environmental change, geology, glaciology, Southern Ocean
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Curran, M (Dr Mark Curran)
UTAS Author:Leaper, R (Dr Rebecca Leaper)
UTAS Author:van Ommen, T (Dr Tas van Ommen)
UTAS Author:Worby, AP (Professor Anthony Worby)
ID Code:61409
Year Published:2009
Web of Science® Times Cited:151
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2010-03-03
Last Modified:2016-06-09
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