Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Clim. Past, 13, 1609–1634, 2017

Special issue: Climate of the past 2000 years: regional and trans-regional...

Clim. Past, 13, 1609–1634, 2017

Research article 17 Nov 2017

Research article | 17 Nov 2017

Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years

Barbara Stenni et al.

Data sets

Target data set of NB2014 Polar Meteorology Group

Data generated during the current study NOAA World Data Center for Paleoclimatology (WDC Paleo)

Short summary
Within PAGES Antarctica2k, we build an enlarged database of ice core water stable isotope records. We produce isotopic composites and temperature reconstructions since 0 CE for seven distinct Antarctic regions. We find a significant cooling trend from 0 to 1900 CE across all regions. Since 1900 CE, significant warming trends are identified for three regions. Only for the Antarctic Peninsula is this most recent century-scale trend unusual in the context of last-2000-year natural variability.