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15 Nov 2017
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Basin-scale heterogeneity in Antarctic precipitation and its impact on surface mass variability

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

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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.