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Evolution of the Southern Annular Mode during the past millennium

Abram, Nerilie; Mulvaney, Robert; Vimeux, Françoise; Phipps, Steven J; Turner, John; England, Matthew


The Southern Annular Mode (SAM) is the primary pattern of climate variability in the Southern Hemisphere1,2, influencing latitudinal rainfall distribution and temperatures from the subtropics to Antarctica. The positive summer trend in the SAM over recent decades is widely attributed to stratospheric ozone depletion2; however, the brevity of observational records from Antarctica1-one of the core zones that defines SAM variability-limits our understanding of long-term SAM behaviour. Here we...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Climate Change
DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2235


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