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The 2019/2020 summer of Antarctic heatwaves

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This summer, a heatwave across Antarctica saw temperatures soar above average. Temperatures above zero are especially significant because they accelerate ice melt. Casey Station had its highest temperature ever, reaching a maximum of 9.2°C and minimum of 2.5°C. The highest temperature in Antarctica was 20.75°C on 9 February. Here we discuss the biological implications of such extreme events.

Authors


  •   Robinson, Sharon
  •   Klekociuk, Andrew (external author)
  •   King, Diana H.
  •   Pizarro Rojas, Marisol (external author)
  •   Zuniga, Gustavo E. (external author)
  •   Bergstrom, Dana M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Robinson, S. A., Klekociuk, A. R., King, D. H., Pizarro Rojas, M., Zuniga, G. E. & Bergstrom, D. M. (2020). The 2019/2020 summer of Antarctic heatwaves. Global Change Biology, Online First 1-3.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85082538692

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This summer, a heatwave across Antarctica saw temperatures soar above average. Temperatures above zero are especially significant because they accelerate ice melt. Casey Station had its highest temperature ever, reaching a maximum of 9.2°C and minimum of 2.5°C. The highest temperature in Antarctica was 20.75°C on 9 February. Here we discuss the biological implications of such extreme events.

Authors


  •   Robinson, Sharon
  •   Klekociuk, Andrew (external author)
  •   King, Diana H.
  •   Pizarro Rojas, Marisol (external author)
  •   Zuniga, Gustavo E. (external author)
  •   Bergstrom, Dana M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Robinson, S. A., Klekociuk, A. R., King, D. H., Pizarro Rojas, M., Zuniga, G. E. & Bergstrom, D. M. (2020). The 2019/2020 summer of Antarctic heatwaves. Global Change Biology, Online First 1-3.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85082538692

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • Online First

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom