Changing atmospheric conditions may contribute to stronger ocean wave activity on the Antarctic Peninsula
This paper shows how seismology is increasingly expanding to assess aspects of Earth's fluid envelope and climate system. Like the papers about "Glacial Earthquakes" that inform about iceberg calving in Greenland that were so exciting about a decade ago, this paper opens up a new vista in seeing how seismology is able to inform us about sea-ice conditions, storminess in the Southern Ocean and climate patterns like the Southern Annular Mode.
Over the past few years, a large fracture has grown across a large floating ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. The world is watching the ice shelf, now poised to break off an iceberg the size of Delaware into the ocean.
It’s not a new phenomenon; this “thumb” of Antarctica, which juts out into the stormy Southern Ocean, has lost more than 28,000 square kilometers of floating ice — almost as large as Massachusetts — over the past half-century…more
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Links between atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere from two decades of microseism observations on the Antarctic Peninsula
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