publication . Other literature type . 2018 . Embargo end date: 28 Nov 2018

Abrupt Ice Age Shifts in Southern Westerlies and Antarctic Climate Forced from the North

Buizert, Christo; Sigl, Michael; Severi, Mirko; Markle, Bradley R.; Wettstein, Justin J.; McConnell, Joseph R.; Pedro, Joel B.; Sodemann, Harald; Goto-Azuma, Kumiko; Kawamura, Kenji; ...
  • Published: 01 Jan 2018
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
The Southern Hemisphere (SH) mid-latitude westerly winds play a central role in the global climate system via Southern Ocean upwelling, carbon exchange with the deep ocean, Agulhas Leakage, and Antarctic ice sheet stability. Meridional shifts in the SH westerlies have been hypothesized in response to abrupt North Atlantic Dansgaard-Oeschger (DO) climatic events of the last ice age, in parallel with the well-documented shifts of the intertropical convergence zone. Shifting moisture pathways to West Antarctica are consistent with this view, but may represent a Pacific teleconnection pattern. The full SH atmospheric-circulation response to the DO cycle, as well as ...
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free text keywords: 530 Physics, 540 Chemistry, 550 Earth sciences & geology
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