Arctic & Antarctic Meteorology and Climatology

Recent changes in Antarctic ice-sheet surface temperatures appear enigmatic when compared with global average temperature trends. Although the Antarctic Peninsula is one of the most rapidly warming locations on Earth, weather stations on the Antarctic continent generally show insignificant trends in recent decades. However, all but two of the continuous records from weather stations are near the coast, providing little direct information on conditions in the continental interior. The widely used weather forecast reanalysis data are known to have errors owing to inconsistent assimilation skill in the satellite and pre-satellite eras.


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