Antarctic climate change and the environment

P. Convey, R. Bindschadler, G. Di Prisco, E. Fahrbach, Julian Gutt, Dominic A Hodgson, Paul A Mayewski, C. P. Summerhayes, John Turner, Nerilie Abram, Byron Adams, David Ainley, John Anderson, Todd E Arbetter, Rob Arthern, Angus Atkinson, Carlo Barbante, Roberto Bargagli, Luca Bargelloni, Dave BarnesPeter J Barrett, Mike Bentley, Dana Bergstrom, Nancy Bertler, Bob Bindschadler, James Bockheim, Greg Bodeker, Laurent Bopp, Claude Boutron, Tom Bracegirdle, David Bromwich, Steven L Chown, Andy Clarke, Joey Comiso, Peter Convey, Alison Cook, Alistair Crame, Xavier Crosta, Mark A J Curran, Guido Di Prisco, Eberhard Fahrbach, Jim Fastook, Andrew Fleming, Jaume Forcada, Jane Francis, Yves Frenot, Josep Maria Gili, Ian Goodwin, Hughes Goosse, Mauro Gugliemin, Julian Gutt, Hartmut Hellmer, Francoise Hennion, Karen Heywood, Dominic A Hodgson, David Holland, Sung Min Hong, Adrian Huiskes, Enrique Isla, Stan Jacobs, Adrian Jenkins, Anna Jones, Rebecca Leaper, Wouter Lefebvre, Andrew Lenton, Katrin Linse, Amanda Lynch, Gareth J Marshall, Guillaume Massé, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Paul A Mayewski, Mike Meredith, Nicolas Metzl, Andrew Monaghan, Robert Mulvaney, Alison A. Murray, Alberto Naveira-Garabato, Kevin Newsham, Siobhan O'Farrell, Covadonga Orejas, Lloyd Samuel Peck, Hans Otto Pörtner, Steve R Rintoul, Regine Röthilsburger, Sharon Robinson, Howard Roscoe, Sergio Rossi, Ted Scambos, Sigrid Schiel, Jon Shanklin, Daniel Smale, Victor Smetacek, Mike Sparrow, Kevin Speer, Mark Stevens, Colin Summerhayes, Philip Trathan, John Turner, Kees Van Der Veen, Tas van Ommen, Ann Vanreusel, David Vaughan, Cinzia Verde, Elie Verleyen, Wim Vyverman, Zhaomin Wang, David Webb, Christian Wiencke, Anne Willems, Philip Woodworth, Tony Worby, M Roger Worland, Takashi Yamanouchi, Lorenzo Zane, ACCE CONSORTIUM

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    The Antarctic climate system varies on timescales from orbital, through millennial to sub-annual, and is closely coupled to other parts of the global climate system. We review these variations from the perspective of the geological and glaciological records and the recent historical period from which we have instrumental data (∼ the last 50 years). We consider their consequences for the biosphere, and show how the latest numerical models project changes into the future, taking into account human actions in the form of the release of greenhouse gases and chlorofluorocarbons into the atmosphere. In doing so, we provide an essential Southern Hemisphere companion to the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)541-563
    Number of pages23
    JournalAntarctic Science
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • Antarctica
    • Biology
    • Environmental change
    • Geology
    • Glaciology
    • Southern Ocean

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    Convey, P., Bindschadler, R., Di Prisco, G., Fahrbach, E., Gutt, J., Hodgson, D. A., ... ACCE CONSORTIUM (2009). Antarctic climate change and the environment. Antarctic Science, 21(6), 541-563.