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Geophysics Department Seminar: Ricarda Winkelmann

Title: The Antarctic Ice Sheet and its role for future sea-level rise

Abstract:

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?

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:15pm
Location: 
Mitchell 350/372
Event Sponsor: 
Geophysics Department