No 9 (2010): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal

Influence of regional climate changes and atmospheric circulation on the mass balance of the glacier on Galindez Island

V. E. Tymofeyev
Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Kyiv
V. F. Grishchenko
Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute, Kyiv
Published April 22, 2011
  • Climate warming,
  • mass balance,
  • snow cover,
  • Antarctic Peninsula,
  • atmospheric circulation


The effect of the ElNiño on the glacial climate of the region is discussed. Negative air temperature anomalies at Antarctic Peninsula with predominant accumulation are formed in positive ENSO phase, and positive air temperature anomalies with predominant ablation are formed under LaNiña conditions. Difference in the meteorological regime between the western coast of Antarctic Peninsula is noted and the need for continuing research into coastal and internal regions of the Antarctic Peninsula is stressed.