On the crucial role of atmospheric rivers in the two major Weddell Polynya events in 1973 and 2017 in Antarctica

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Science Advances  11 Nov 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 46, eabc2695
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc2695

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vol. 6 no. 46

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  • Received for publication April 15, 2020
  • Accepted for publication September 25, 2020
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  1. Diana Francis1,*,
  2. Kyle S. Mattingly2,
  3. Marouane Temimi3,
  4. Rob Massom4 and
  5. Petra Heil4
  1. 1Khalifa University of Science and Technology, P. O. Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  2. 2Institute of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8554, USA.
  3. 3Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering (CEOE), Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA.
  4. 4Australian Antarctic Division and Australian Antarctic Program Partnership, Private Bag 80, c/o University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: diana.francis{at}


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