Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Research article
04 Feb 2020
Research article |  | 04 Feb 2020

Influence of sea-ice anomalies on Antarctic precipitation using source attribution in the Community Earth System Model

Hailong Wang, Jeremy G. Fyke, Jan T. M. Lenaerts, Jesse M. Nusbaumer, Hansi Singh, David Noone, Philip J. Rasch, and Rudong Zhang


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (04 Oct 2019) by Christian Haas
AR by Hailong Wang on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2019)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Oct 2019) by Christian Haas
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (26 Nov 2019)
RR by Harald Sodemann (09 Dec 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 Dec 2019)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Dec 2019) by Dirk Notz
AR by Hailong Wang on behalf of the Authors (03 Jan 2020)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (10 Jan 2020) by Dirk Notz
AR by Hailong Wang on behalf of the Authors (10 Jan 2020)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Using a climate model with unique water source tagging, we found that sea-ice anomalies in the Southern Ocean and accompanying SST changes have a significant influence on Antarctic precipitation and its source attribution through their direct impact on moisture sources and indirect impact on moisture transport. This study also highlights the importance of atmospheric dynamics in affecting the thermodynamic impact of sea-ice anomalies on regional Antarctic precipitation.