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Volume 9, issue 3
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 939-954, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-939-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 939-954, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-939-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 04 Jul 2018

Research article | 04 Jul 2018

Moisture transport and Antarctic sea ice: austral spring 2016 event

Monica Ionita et al.
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In austral spring 2016 the Antarctic region experienced anomalous sea ice retreat in all sectors, with sea ice extent in October and November 2016 being the lowest in the Southern Hemisphere over the observational record (1979–present). The extreme sea ice retreat was accompanied by the wettest and warmest spring on record, over large areas covering the Indian ocean, the Ross Sea, and the Weddell Sea.
In austral spring 2016 the Antarctic region experienced anomalous sea ice retreat in all...
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