Articles | Volume 3, issue 2
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 555–573, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-555-2022
Weather Clim. Dynam., 3, 555–573, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/wcd-3-555-2022
Research article
11 May 2022
Research article | 11 May 2022

Summertime changes in climate extremes over the peripheral Arctic regions after a sudden sea ice retreat

Steve Delhaye et al.

Data sets

ECMWF ECMWF-IFS-HR model output prepared for CMIP6 HighResMIP control-1950 Christopher David Roberts, Retish Senan, Franco Molteni, Souhail Boussetta, and Sarah Keeley https://doi.org/10.22033/ESGF/CMIP6.4945

ECMWF ECMWF-IFS-LR model output prepared for CMIP6 HighResMIP control-1950 Christopher David Roberts, Retish Senan, Franco Molteni, Souhail Boussetta, and Sarah Keeley https://doi.org/10.22033/ESGF/CMIP6.4946

PRIMAVERA project sea-ice albedo sensitivity experiment (1 of 2) with ECMWF-IFS-LR (cycle 43r1) ECMWF https://doi.org/10.21957/h81p-dy58

PRIMAVERA project sea-ice albedo sensitivity experiment (2 of 2) with ECMWF-IFS-LR (cycle 43r1) ECMWF https://doi.org/10.21957/wtfp-4p86

PRIMAVERA project sea-ice albedo sensitivity experiment (1 of 2) with ECMWF-IFS-HR (cycle 43r1) ECMWF https://doi.org/10.21957/nddk-7k86

PRIMAVERA project sea-ice albedo sensitivity experiment (2 of 2) with ECMWF-IFS-HR (cycle 43r1) ECMWF https://doi.org/10.21957/war5-0281

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Short summary
It is unclear how the atmosphere will respond to a retreat of summer Arctic sea ice. Much attention has been paid so far to weather extremes at mid-latitude and in winter. Here we focus on the changes in extremes in surface air temperature and precipitation over the Arctic regions in summer during and following abrupt sea ice retreats. We find that Arctic sea ice loss clearly shifts the extremes in surface air temperature and precipitation over terrestrial regions surrounding the Arctic Ocean.