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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 13, 231-248, 2017
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Research article
15 Mar 2017
Tropical forcing of increased Southern Ocean climate variability revealed by a 140-year subantarctic temperature reconstruction
Chris S. M. Turney et al.
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Short summary
The Southern Ocean plays a fundamental role in global climate but suffers from a dearth of observational data. As the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 2013–2014 we have developed the first annually resolved temperature record using trees from subantarctic southwest Pacific (52–54˚S) to extend the climate record back to 1870. With modelling we show today's high climate variability became established in the ~1940s and likely driven by a Rossby wave response originating from the tropical Pacific.
The Southern Ocean plays a fundamental role in global climate but suffers from a dearth of...