The polar Antarctic atmosphere has been recently characterized by a progressive intensification of the circumpolar westerly winds, both in the stratospheric and tropospheric component. We simulate the response of the polar southern hemisphere atmosphere to a prescribed trend of oceanic equatorial temperature to demonstrate a possible link between the progressive warming of tropical sea surface temperature (SST) and Antarctic climate changes in the last decades. Model simulations produce an atmospheric response suggesting an influence of equatorial SST on polar dynamics, particularly during summer months.

Simulation of Polar Antarctic trends: influence of tropical SST

REDAELLI, GIANLUCA;
2005

Abstract

The polar Antarctic atmosphere has been recently characterized by a progressive intensification of the circumpolar westerly winds, both in the stratospheric and tropospheric component. We simulate the response of the polar southern hemisphere atmosphere to a prescribed trend of oceanic equatorial temperature to demonstrate a possible link between the progressive warming of tropical sea surface temperature (SST) and Antarctic climate changes in the last decades. Model simulations produce an atmospheric response suggesting an influence of equatorial SST on polar dynamics, particularly during summer months.
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