Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Research article
03 Jul 2023
Research article |  | 03 Jul 2023

Revisiting temperature sensitivity: how does Antarctic precipitation change with temperature?

Lena Nicola, Dirk Notz, and Ricarda Winkelmann

Data sets

WCRP Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (Phase 6) CMIP

Data set: Yearly RACMO2.3p2 variables, threshold temperature and Sentinel-2 melt pond volume J. M. van Wessem, M. R. van den Broeke, S. Lhermitte, and B. Wouters

Short summary
For future sea-level projections, approximating Antarctic precipitation increases through temperature-scaling approaches will remain important, as coupled ice-sheet simulations with regional climate models remain computationally expensive, especially on multi-centennial timescales. We here revisit the relationship between Antarctic temperature and precipitation using different scaling approaches, identifying and explaining regional differences.