(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1996)

Document title

The role of Antarctic sea ice in global climate change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HANNA E. (1) ;
(1) Centre of Remote Sensing, Dept. of Geography, University of Bristol, Bristol, ROYAUME-UNI


A critical view is presented of the current state of research concerning Antarctic sea-ice/atmosphere/ocean interaction and its effect on climate on the interannual timescale, with particular regard to anthropogenic global warming. Sea-ice formation, morphology, thickness, extent, seasonality and distribution are introduced as vital factors in climatic feedbacks. Sea-ice/atmosphere interaction is next discussed, emphasizing its meteorological and topographical influences and the effects of and on polar cyclonic activity. A brief review of several possible climatic forcing factors is presented, which most highly rates a postulated ENSO-Antarctic sea-ice link


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1996, vol. 20, no4 [pp. 371-401]

Bibliographic references : 116 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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