Articles tagged "atmospheric circulation"

Amundsen Sea at 3am on a December day Credit Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences

Winter warming in West Antarctica caused by central tropical Pacific warming

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...

July 31, 2011

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Impact of polar ozone depletion on subtropical precipitation

The ozone hole over Antarctica has been rearranging rainfall patterns throughout the Southern Hemisphere for decades, a new modeling analysis shows. The idea that losing ozone in the cold stratosphere over the South Pole could affect weather in the lower atmosphere...

April 22, 2011