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

  title={Reassessment of the Potential Sea-Level Rise from a Collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet},
  author={Jonathan L. Bamber and Riccardo E. M. Riva and Bert L. A. Vermeersen and Anne LeBrocq},
  pages={901 - 903}
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… Expand
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