Ice-sheet mass balance and climate change

Hanna, Edward and Navarro, Francisco J. and Pattyn, Frank and Domingues, Catia M. and Fettweis, Xavier and Ivins, Erik R. and Nicholls, Robert J. and Ritz, Catherine and Smith, Ben and Tulaczyk, Slawek and Whitehouse, Pippa L. and Jay Zwally, H. (2013) Ice-sheet mass balance and climate change. Nature, 498 (7452). pp. 51-59. ISSN 0028-0836

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Since the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report, new observations of ice-sheet mass balance and improved computer simulations of ice-sheet response to continuing climate change have been published. Whereas Greenland is losing ice mass at an increasing pace, current Antarctic ice loss is likely to be less than some recently published estimates. It remains unclear whether East Antarctica has been gaining or losing ice mass over the past 20 years, and uncertainties in ice-mass change for West Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula remain large. We discuss the past six years of progress and examine the key problems that remain. © 2013 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.

Keywords:climate change, estimation method, ice sheet, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, mass balance, simulation, air temperature, computer simulation, glacial mass balance, gravimetry, priority journal, review, shear stress, uncertainty, volumetry, Air, Antarctic Regions, Greenland, Ice Cover, Snow, Temperature, Uncertainty, Southern Ocean
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F330 Environmental Physics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
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