Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Research article
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15 Nov 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 15 Nov 2017

Basin-scale heterogeneity in Antarctic precipitation and its impact on surface mass variability

Jeremy Fyke, Jan T. M. Lenaerts, and Hailong Wang

Data sets

CESM Large Ensemble Preindustrial Control Simulation Kay et al. (2015)

Model code and software

Community Earth System Model Hurrell et al. (2013)

Short summary
In this CESM modeling study, we uncover regional relationships in snowfall across Antarctica that are corroborated by regional modeling and ice core records. These relationships are driven by variability in large-scale atmospheric moisture transport and dampen overall Antarctic snowfall variability, with implications for Antarctic-sourced sea level variability and detection of an emergent anthropogenic signal in Antarctic mass trends.