Antarctic climate change and the environment: an update

John Turner, Nicholas E. Barrand, Thomas J. Bracegirdle, Peter Convey, Dominic A. Hodgson, Martin Jarvis, Adrian Jenkins, Gareth Marshall, Michael P. Meredith, Howard Roscoe, Jonathan Shanklin, John French, Hughes Goosse, Mauro Guglielmin, Julian Gutt, Stan Jacobs, Marlon C. Kennicutt II, Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Paul Mayewski, Francisco NavarroSharon Robinson, Ted Scambos, Mike Sparrow, Colin Summerhayes, Kevin Speer, Alexander Klepikov

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We present an update of the ‘key points’ from the Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment (ACCE) report that was published by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) in 2009. We summarise subsequent advances in knowledge concerning how the climates of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean have changed in the past, how they might change in the future, and examine the associated impacts on the marine and terrestrial biota. We also incorporate relevant material presented by SCAR to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, and make use of emerging results that will form part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-259
Number of pages23
JournalPolar Record
Issue number3
Early online date18 Apr 2013
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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