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.

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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.