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State of the Climate 2012: [Antarctica] Sea ice extent and concentration

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Massom, RA and Reid, PA and Stammerjohn, S and Barreira, S and Lieser, JL and Scambos, T, State of the Climate 2012: [Antarctica] Sea ice extent and concentration, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94, (8) pp. S141-S142. ISSN 1520-0477 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1175/2013BAMSStateoftheClimate.1

Abstract

Antarctic sea ice in 2012 was characterized by generally above-average area and extent throughout the year, compared to the 19812010 mean, with the exception of late May through early June and late November through much of December (Fig. 6.8a). A new maximum sea ice extent was recorded during September (since satellite records began in 1978; see http:// nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews). Regionally, the pattern of sea ice variability throughout the year was closely associated with variations in large-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns and related local sea surface temperatures.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Antarctica, sea ice, sea ice 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)
UTAS Author:Reid, PA (Dr Phillip Reid)
UTAS Author:Lieser, JL (Dr Jan Lieser)
ID Code:86475
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:106
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2013-09-18
Last Modified:2018-01-22
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