Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 323–336, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-323-2017
Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 323–336, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-8-323-2017

Research article 18 May 2017

Research article | 18 May 2017

The polar amplification asymmetry: role of Antarctic surface height

Marc Salzmann

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Mar 2017) by Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
AR by Marc Salzmann on behalf of the Authors (17 Mar 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Mar 2017) by Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Mar 2017)
ED: Publish as is (03 Apr 2017) by Daniel Kirk-Davidoff
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The Arctic has been warming much faster than the rest of the globe, including Antarctica. Here it was shown that one of the important mechanisms that sets Antarctica apart from the Arctic is heat transport from lower latitudes, and it was argued that a decrease in land height due to Antarctic melting would be favorable for increased atmospheric heat transport from midlatitudes. Other factors related to the larger Antarctic land height were also investigated.
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