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Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2020”]

Tamsitt, V, Bushinsky, S, Li, Z, du Plessis, M, Foppert, A ORCID: 0000-0003-2958-1454, Gille, S, Rintoul, S ORCID: 0000-0002-7055-9876, Shadwick, E, Silvano, A, Sutton, S, Swart, S, Tilbrook, B and Williams, NL 2021 , 'Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2020”]' , Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 102, no. 8 , S341-S345 , doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0081.1.

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Abstract

The Southern Ocean (SO) plays a unique role in the climate system and is responsible for 40%of oceanic anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) uptake and 75% of the ocean's uptake of heatfrom the atmosphere (Frolicher et al. 2015). The relatively recent increases in deployments ofbiogeochemical floats (Claustre et al. 2020), Saildrone Uncrewed Surface Vehicles (USVs; Suttonet al. 2021), and Deep Argo (Roemmich et al. 2019) have provided novel insights into seasonaland interannual variability in SO properties and fluxes. Here, we present 2020 anomalies of SOair–sea heat and CO2 fluxes and show recent changes in mixed layer (ML) and Antarctic BottomWater (AABW) properties.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Tamsitt, V and Bushinsky, S and Li, Z and du Plessis, M and Foppert, A and Gille, S and Rintoul, S and Shadwick, E and Silvano, A and Sutton, S and Swart, S and Tilbrook, B and Williams, NL
Keywords: State of the Climate, Antarctica, Southern Ocean
Journal or Publication Title: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Publisher: Amer Meteorological Soc
ISSN: 0003-0007
DOI / ID Number: 10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0081.1
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