Twentieth century increase in snowfall in coastal West Antarctica

  title={Twentieth century increase in snowfall in coastal West Antarctica},
  author={Elin R. Thomas and J. Scott Hosking and R. R. Tuckwell and Robert J Warren and Elizabeth Ludlow},
The Amundsen Sea sector of the West Antarctic ice sheet has been losing mass in recent decades; however, long records of snow accumulation are needed to place the recent changes in context. Here we present 300 year records of snow accumulation from two ice cores drilled in Ellsworth Land, West Antarctica. The records show a dramatic increase in snow accumulation during the twentieth century, linked to a deepening of the Amundsen Sea Low (ASL), tropical sea surface temperatures, and large-scale… CONTINUE READING