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Melting beneath Totten Glacier driven by natural variability


Gwyther, D, Melting beneath Totten Glacier driven by natural variability, Australian Antarctic Magazine, Australian Antarctic Division, Tasmania, December, 35 (2018) [Magazine Article]

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The Totten Glacier, near Casey research station, is thought to be the ‘canary in the coalmine’ for climate change in East Antarctica, holding back at least three metres of potential sea level rise. Previous studies have suggested that it is thinning and beginning to retreat. In a new study I and my co-authors from the Australian Antarctic Division*, CSIRO, and University of Texas, used computer simulations (previously described in Australian Antarctic Magazine 21: 14-15, 2011) to pick apart how and why melting was varying beneath the Totten Ice Shelf.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:Intrinsic variability, Antarctica
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Glaciology
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Climate change models
UTAS Author:Gwyther, D (Dr David Gwyther)
ID Code:132031
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2019-04-17
Last Modified:2019-04-17

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