Ice core evidence for significant 100‐year regional warming on the Antarctic Peninsula

  title={Ice core evidence for significant 100‐year regional warming on the Antarctic Peninsula},
  author={Elizabeth Ruth Thomas and Paul F. Dennis and Thomas J. Bracegirdle and Christian L. E. Franzke},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
We present a new 150‐year, high‐resolution, stable isotope record (δ18O) from the Gomez ice core, drilled on the data sparse south western Antarctic Peninsula, revealing a ∼2.7°C rise in surface temperatures since the 1950s. The record is highly correlated with satellite‐derived temperature reconstructions and instrumental records from Faraday station on the north west coast, thus making it a robust proxy for local and regional temperatures since the 1850s. We conclude that the exceptional 50… 

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