Relationship between antarctic snow accumulation, ocean level, and solar activity

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Authors:Kupetskiy, V. N.
Volume Title:Sovetskaia antarkticheskaia ekspeditsiia, 1955-. Information bulletin
Source:Sovetskaia antarkticheskaia ekspeditsiia, 1955-. Information bulletin. 7(6). United States. P.507-509
Publication Date:1972
Note:Translated from its Informatsionnyy biulleten' No.77, 1970. 10 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 10826. CRREL Acc. No: 27000332
Abstract:Relative variations in the rate of alimentation of the Antarctic ice cover by atmospheric precipitation over the period 1880-1914, show a close correspondence to solar cycles. In general, snow accumulation increases with solar activity. Most glacier regimes are associated inversely with solar activity so that the dynamics of glaciation develops synchronously world-wide including Antarctica. Trends in the Atlantic Ocean show that the higher the solar activity, the higher the ocean level, and vice versa. Hence the expected decreased solar activity in the 11-yr solar cycles No.20, 21, and 22 will lead to an increase of snow accumulation in Antarctica, stabilization and growth of glaciers in both hemispheres, and a drop of the world ocean level.
Index Terms:Antarctica; Snow--Accumulation; Sea level; Solar activity--Cycles; Snow accumulation; Solar activity; Snow cover distribution; Ice cover strength
Publication Type:journal article
Record ID:42394
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