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CLIMATE CHANGE

Changes in the Southern Ocean

Strengthening and poleward movement of the Southern Westerlies, and increased melting of the Antarctic ice sheet play a primary role in changes observed in the Southern Ocean over the past few decades, according to measurements and modelling.

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Fig. 1: The Southern Ocean in a changing climate.

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Silvano, A. Changes in the Southern Ocean. Nat. Geosci. 13, 4–5 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-019-0516-2

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