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Position analysis: the Antarctic ice sheet and sea level


Gwyther, DE 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, Hobart, Tasmania (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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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.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
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:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
UTAS Author:Gwyther, DE (Dr David Gwyther)
UTAS Author:Cook, S (Dr Sue Cook)
UTAS Author:Galton-Fenzi, B (Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi)
UTAS Author:Fraser, A (Dr Alex Fraser)
UTAS Author:Graham, F (Dr Felicity McCormack)
UTAS Author:Kusahara, K (Dr Kazuya Kusahara)
UTAS Author:Treverrow, A (Dr Adam Treverrow)
UTAS Author:Jong, LM (Dr Lenneke Jong)
UTAS Author:Roberts, J (Dr Jason Roberts)
UTAS Author:Rintoul, S (Dr Steve Rintoul)
UTAS Author:Worby, A (Professor Anthony Worby)
UTAS Author:van Ommen, T (Dr Tas van Ommen)
ID Code:124749
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2018-03-07
Last Modified:2018-03-07

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