Potential Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat driven by hydrofracturing and ice cliff failure

@article{Pollard2015PotentialAI,
  title={Potential Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat driven by hydrofracturing and ice cliff failure},
  author={David D. Pollard and Robert M. DeConto and Richard B. Alley},
  journal={Earth and Planetary Science Letters},
  year={2015},
  volume={412},
  pages={112-121}
}
Abstract Geological data indicate that global mean sea level has fluctuated on 103 to 106 yr time scales during the last ∼25 million years, at times reaching 20 m or more above modern. If correct, this implies substantial variations in the size of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS). However, most climate and ice sheet models have not been able to simulate significant EAIS retreat from continental size, given that atmospheric CO2 levels were relatively low throughout this period. Here, we use a… Expand

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