Rights and Access Note
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. In addition, no permission is required from the rights-holder(s) for educational uses. For other uses, you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).
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 (similar to 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.
Convey, Peter; Bindschadler, R.; Di Prisco, G.; Fahrbach, E.; Gutt, J.; Hodgson, D. A.; Mayewski, Paul Andrew; Summerhayes, C. P.; Turner, J.; and ACCE Consortium, "Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment" (2009). Earth Science Faculty Scholarship. 165.
Convey, P, Bindschadler, R, Di Prisco, G, Fahrbach, E, Gutt, J, Hodgson, DA, Mayewski, PA, et al., 2009, Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment: Antarctic Science, v. 21, p. 541-563. Available on publisher's site at: http://www.esaim-m2an.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=6735236&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0954102009990642
© Copyright 2009 by Cambridge University Press
publisher's version of the published document