Record warming at the South Pole during the past three decades

  title={Record warming at the South Pole during the past three decades},
  author={Kyle R. Clem and Ryan L. Fogt and John Turner and Benjamin R. Lintner and Gareth J. Marshall and James Ryan Miller and James A. Renwick},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  pages={762 - 770}
Over the last three decades, the South Pole has experienced a record-high statistically significant warming of 0.61 ± 0.34 °C per decade, more than three times the global average. Here, we use an ensemble of climate model experiments to show this recent warming lies within the upper bounds of the simulated range of natural variability. The warming resulted from a strong cyclonic anomaly in the Weddell Sea caused by increasing sea surface temperatures in the western tropical Pacific. This… 
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