Reassessment of the Potential Sea-Level Rise from a Collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

@article{Bamber2009ReassessmentOT,
  title={Reassessment of the Potential Sea-Level Rise from a Collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet},
  author={Jonathan L. Bamber and Riccardo Riva and Bert L. A. Vermeersen and Anne M. LeBrocq},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={324},
  pages={901 - 903}
}
  • Jonathan L. Bamber, Riccardo Riva, +1 author Anne M. LeBrocq
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Geology
  • Science
  • Collapse and Rise The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is thought to be inherently unstable and susceptible to rapid collapse if it reaches a certain warming threshold. Although such an event is considered unlikely, to predict the consequences of collapse it is important to know how much sea level would rise in such a case. The WAIS is thought to contain enough ice to raise sea level by 5 to 7 meters were it to collapse. Bamber et al. (p. 901, see the cover; see the Perspective by Ivins) have… CONTINUE READING

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