Title

The 2019/2020 summer of Antarctic heatwaves

RIS ID

142354

Publication Details

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.

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.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15083