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.

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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

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