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Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level


Gwyther, D and Cook, S and Galton-Fenzi, B and Fraser, A and Graham, F and Kusahara, K and Treverrow, A and Jong, LM and Roberts, J and Rintoul, S and Worby, A and van Ommen, T, Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level, Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre pp. 1-36. ISSN 1835-7911 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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The rate at which ice discharges from the great ice sheets into the oceans is presently the greatest source of uncertainty in projections of global mean sea level rise. Reducing the uncertainty of ice sheet behaviour is important since the two great parts of Antarctica – the East and West Antarctic ice sheets – hold around 70 per cent of the world’s fresh water and more than 90 per cent of its ice. If the ice sheet melted completely, global mean sea level would rise by about 60 metres, although the likelihood of this occurring over the next two centuries is low.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:ACE CRC, position analysis, sea level, ice sheet, ice shelf, oceanography
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical Oceanography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
Author:Gwyther, D (Dr David Gwyther)
Author:Cook, S (Dr Sue Cook)
Author:Galton-Fenzi, B (Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi)
Author:Fraser, A (Dr Alex Fraser)
Author:Graham, F (Dr Felicity Graham)
Author:Kusahara, K (Dr Kazuya Kusahara)
Author:Treverrow, A (Dr Adam Treverrow)
Author:Jong, LM (Dr Lenneke Jong)
Author:Roberts, J (Dr Jason Roberts)
Author:Rintoul, S (Dr Steve Rintoul)
Author:Worby, A (Professor Anthony Worby)
Author:van Ommen, T (Dr Tas van Ommen)
ID Code:122498
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-11-16
Last Modified:2017-11-16

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