Journal article

Reconstructions of the southern annular mode (SAM) during the last millennium

Amy Hessl, Kathryn J Allen, Tessa Vance, Nerilie J Abram, Krystyna M Saunders

PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY-EARTH AND ENVIRONMENT | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

The leading mode of atmospheric variability in the Southern Hemisphere is the Southern Annular Mode (SAM), which affects the atmosphere and ocean from the mid-latitudes to the Antarctic. However, the short instrumental record of the SAM does not adequately represent its multi-decadal to centennial-scale variability. Long palaeoclimatic reconstructions of the SAM would improve our understanding of its low frequency behavior and its effects on regional temperature, rainfall, sea ice, and ecosystem processes. In this progress report, we review three published palaeoclimatic reconstructions available for understanding multi-decadal to centennial-scale variability of the SAM. Reconstructions revi..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported by the Australian Government's Cooperative Research Centres Program, through the Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre. NJA was supported by ARC Future Fellowship FT160100029, and this work contributes to ARC Discovery Project DP140102059 (NJA, TV). KA was supported by ARC LP12020811.