West Antarctica ’ s Sensitivity to Natural and Human-forced Climate Change Over the Holocene

@inproceedings{Mayewski2012WestA,
  title={West Antarctica ’ s Sensitivity to Natural and Human-forced Climate Change Over the Holocene},
  author={Paul Andrew Mayewski and Kirk A. Maasch and D. Dixon and Sharon B. Sneed and Robert Oglesby and Elena Korotkikh and Mihael Potocki and Bjorn Grigholm and Karl J. Kreutz and Andrei V Kurbatov and Nicole E Spaulding and J Curt Stager and Kendrick C. Taylor and Eric J Steig and Jess White and Nancy A. N. Bertler and Ian Goodwin and J. C. G. Simoes and R. Ja{\~n}a and Stefan Kraus and James Fastook},
  year={2012}
}
The location and intensity of the austral westerlies strongly influence southern hemisphere precipitation and heat transport with consequences for human society and ecosystems. With future warming, global climate models project increased aridity in southern mid-latitudes related to continued poleward contraction of the austral westerlies. We utilize Antarctic ice cores to investigate past and to set the stage for the prediction of future behaviour of the westerlies. We show that Holocene West… CONTINUE READING