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Ice-sheet mass balance and climate change

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Hanna, E and Navarro, FJ and Pattyn, F and Domingues, CM and Fettweis, X and Ivins, ER and Nicholls, RJ and Ritz, C and Smith, B and Tulaczyk, S and Whitehouse, PL and Jay Zwally, H, Ice-sheet mass balance and climate change, Nature, 498, (7452) pp. 51-59. ISSN 0028-0836 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 Macmillan Publishers.

DOI: doi:10.1038/nature12238

Abstract

Since the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, new observations of ice-sheet mass balance and improved computer simulations of ice-sheet response to continuing climate change have been published. Whereas Greenland is losing ice mass at an increasing pace, current Antarctic ice loss is likely to be less than some recently published estimates. It remains unclear whether East Antarctica has been gaining or losing ice mass over the past 20 years, and uncertainties in ice-mass change for West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula remain large. We discuss the past six years of progress and examine the key problems that remain. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:climate change; estimation method; ice sheet; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; mass balance; simulation; air temperature; climate change; computer simulation; glacial mass balance; gravimetry; ice sheet; priority journal; review; volumetry
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Physical Oceanography
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Climate Change Models
Author:Domingues, CM (Dr Catia Domingues)
ID Code:86831
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:130
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2013-10-26
Last Modified:2017-10-31
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