Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming

  title={Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming},
  author={Qinghua Ding and Eric J Steig and David S Battisti and Marcel K{\"u}ttel},
The Pacific sector of Antarctica, including both the Antarctic Peninsula and continental West Antarctica, has experienced substantial warming in the past 30 years. An increase in the circumpolar westerlies, owing in part to the decline in stratospheric ozone concentrations since the late 1970s, may account for warming trends in the peninsula region in austral summer and autumn. The more widespread warming in continental West Antarctica (Ellsworth Land and Marie Byrd Land) occurs primarily in… CONTINUE READING
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