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Recent Antarctic Peninsula warming relative to Holocene climate and ice-shelf history

Mulvaney, Robert; Abram, Nerilie; Hindmarsh, Richard C A; Arrowsmith, Carol; Fleet, Louise; Triest, Jack; Sime, Louise C; Alemany, Olivier; Foord, Susan


Rapid warming over the past 50 years on the Antarctic Peninsula is associated with the collapse of a number of ice shelves and accelerating glacier mass loss1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. In contrast, warming has been comparatively modest over West Antarctica and significant changes have not been observed over most of East Antarctica8, 9, suggesting that the ice-core palaeoclimate records available from these areas may not be representative of the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula. Here we show...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-09-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature 489 (2012): 141–144
DOI: 10.1038/nature11391


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