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Collaborative Research: Assessing the Global Climate Response to Melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Entry ID: USAP-1443394_1

Abstract: There is compelling historical evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is vulnerable to rapid retreat and collapse. Recent observations, compared to observations made 20-30 years before, indicate that both ice shelves (thick ice with ocean below) and land ice (thick ice with land below), are now melting at a much faster rate. Some numerical models suggest that significant ice retreat may ... View entire text
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  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Antarctic Ice Sheet simulations for role of freshwater in future warming scenarios
Version: 1
Dataset DOI: 10.15784/601154
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2015-09-01
Stop Date: 2018-08-31
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United States Antarctic Program Data Center Supplemental Info
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Email: info at
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Email: pollard at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2019-02-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-11