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Sea Ice Extent and Concentration [in State of the Climate in 2010]


Massom, RA and Reid, P and Stammerjohn, S and Barreira, S and Scambos, T, Sea Ice Extent and Concentration [in State of the Climate in 2010], Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92, (6) pp. S167-S170. ISSN 1520-0477 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1175/1520-0477-92.6.S1


During 2010, zonally-averaged Antarctic sea ice extent was characterized by fluctuations that were closely associated with changes in large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns. Sea ice extent from January through late April was generally near to below average compared to the 1979–2008 mean (Fig. 6.7a), although major regional contrasts are apparent during this time. This pattern, and the underlying climate pattern in the far south, changed significantly for the period June–December. In general, a strong positive sea ice extent anomaly was observed during this time.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Climate Antarctic Sea Ice Extent Concentration
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
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:Massom, RA (Dr Robert Massom)
ID Code:76074
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2012-02-27
Last Modified:2022-06-28
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