Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

CLIMATE DYNAMICS

The atmospheric response to sea-ice loss

The coincident reduction of Arctic sea ice with increasing mid-latitude wintertime extremes has motivated much research on Arctic–mid-latitude linkages. A new study reveals that projected Antarctic sea-ice loss could also impact the Southern Hemisphere mid-latitudes through perturbations to the strength and position of the westerly winds.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Rent or buy this article

Prices vary by article type

from$1.95

to$39.95

Prices may be subject to local taxes which are calculated during checkout

References

  1. Holland, M. & Bitz, C. Clim. Dynam. 21, 221–232 (2003).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. IPCC Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis (eds Stocker, T. F. et al.) (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013).

  3. Labe, Z. et al. J. Clim. 31, 3233–3247 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Cohen, J. L. et al. Nat. Geosci. 7, 627–637 (2014).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  5. England, M. et al. J. Clim. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0666.1 (2018).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Francis, J. A. & Vavrus, S. J. Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L06801 (2012).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Hobbs, W. R. et al. Glob. Planet. Change 143, 228–250 (2016).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. McCusker, K. E. et al. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44, 7955–7964 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Oudar, T. E. et al. Clim. Dynam. 49, 3693–3713 (2017).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Screen, J. A. et al. Nat. Geosci. 11, 155–163 (2018).

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  11. Smith, D. M. et al. Geosci. Model Dev. https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-2018-82 (2018).

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to Yannick Peings.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Peings, Y. The atmospheric response to sea-ice loss. Nature Clim Change 8, 664–665 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0243-5

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0243-5

This article is cited by

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing