THE WEST ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET AND LONG TERM CLIMATE POLICY An Editorial Comment 1. Introduction Disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet (WAIS) has long served as a bench-

  • Published 2004

Abstract

Disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet (WAIS) has long served as a benchmark of dangerous climate change (Mercer, 1968, 1978; Revelle, 1983; Smith et al., 2001). Recent findings with implications for the future of the West Antarctic ice sheet in a warming world (Rott et al., 2002; De Angelis and Skvarca, 2003) may be of importance to policy makers… (More)

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