Geophysics Department Seminar: Ricarda Winkelmann
Title: The Antarctic Ice Sheet and its role for future sea-level rise
The dynamic contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet still imposes a large if not the largest uncertainty on future global sea-level projections. It is therefore essential to understand the processes which determine solid ice discharge: Which are the driving mechanisms of enhanced ice loss in a warming world? How can we quantify the associated uncertainties in future projections? Which role does the projected increase in precipitation play for the mass balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet? What do we know about the tipping potential of West Antarctica?