Regional Variability of Antarctic Sea Ice Extent

A. E. Bukatov, A. A. Bukatov, and M. V. Babii

Interannual and seasonal variability of regional distribution of Antarctic sea ice extent is studied using monthly mean data on sea ice concentration in 1970–2012. The correlation is estimated between the variations in the area of floating ice in West and East Antarctica as well as in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian sectors of the Southern Ocean and the indices of atmospheric circulation in the Southern Hemisphere.

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