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The impact of Antarctica on global climate change and the impact of global climate change on Antarctica are the focal points of a current series of expeditions there, and an international, interdisciplinary array of researchers met this past spring to go over the expeditions' progress. Advances were reported in describing the impact of the seasonal cycle, semiannual oscillation, and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle on Antarctic accumulation in recent decades.

Difficulties still remain, however, in explaining fully the history and forcing of the Antarctic climate and the links between tropical forcing and high-latitude response. The difficulties arise largely because of the relatively short duration and sparse spatial coverage of Antarctic meteorological data.

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Mayewski, P. and I. Goodwin (1999), Antarctic's role pursued in global climate change, Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 80(35), 398-400, doi:10.1029/EO080i035p00398.

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