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Significant regional differences in atmospheric reanalyses performed in the Antarctic Peninsula region

Significant regional differences in atmospheric reanalyses performed in the Antarctic Peninsula region

Many times as rapid warming in the Antarctic Peninsula compared to the rest of the world has placed a greater focus on climate change research in the region. A recent study shows that the accuracy of widely used reanalyses in the field of climate change research varies significantly in the Peninsula depending on location, height and the meteorological parameter under observation.

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Researcher Tiina Nygård, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 29 539 3103, tiina.nygard@fmi.fi

Nygård, T., Vihma, T., Birnbaum, G., Hartmann, J., King, J., Lachlan-Cope, T., Ladkin, R., Lüpkes, C. and Weiss A. (2015) Validation of eight atmospheric reanalyses in the Antarctic Peninsula region, Q. J. R. Meteorol. Soc., doi:10.1002/qj.2691
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2691/abstract


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