Contribution of Antarctica to past and future sea-level rise

@article{Deconto2016ContributionOA,
  title={Contribution of Antarctica to past and future sea-level rise},
  author={R. Deconto and D. Pollard},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2016},
  volume={531},
  pages={591-597}
}
  • R. Deconto, D. Pollard
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Polar temperatures over the last several million years have, at times, been slightly warmer than today, yet global mean sea level has been 6–9 metres higher as recently as the Last Interglacial (130,000 to 115,000 years ago) and possibly higher during the Pliocene epoch (about three million years ago). In both cases the Antarctic ice sheet has been implicated as the primary contributor, hinting at its future vulnerability. Here we use a model coupling ice sheet and climate dynamics—including… CONTINUE READING

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