The Antarctic Ice Sheet & Sea Level

POSITION ANALYSIS

THE ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET & SEA LEVEL

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The ACE CRC and its partners are working to provide decision-makers with scientific information to guide policy on sea level rise mitigation and adaptation.

Researchers are focussed on understanding how the Antarctic ice sheet is likely to respond to a warming ocean, and which regions face the greatest risk of increased ice discharge into the sea.

Research efforts use a wide variety of methods, from field surveys of the Antarctic ice sheet and oceans to computer modelling of complex ocean-ice sheet interactions.

Scientific insights gained through this research are helping to assess the vulnerability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and provide more reliable projections of global mean sea level rise and its geographical distribution.

 

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