FIGURE 2. Reconstructed annual mean Antarctic temperature anomalies, January 1957 to December 2006.

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Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year

Eric J. Steig, David P. Schneider, Scott D. Rutherford, Michael E. Mann, Josefino C. Comiso & Drew T. Shindell

Nature 457, 459-462(22 January 2008)



a, East Antarctica; b, West Antarctica. Solid black lines show results from reconstruction using infrared satellite data, averaged over all grid points for each region. Dashed lines show the average of reconstructed AWS data in each region. Straight red lines show average trends of the TIR reconstruction. Verification results for the continental mean of the TIR reconstruction are RE = 0.34, CE = 0.31 and r = 0.73. Grey shading, 95% confidence limits.

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