Why is it hard to predict the future of ice sheets?

Vaughan, David G. ORCID:; Arthern, Robert ORCID: 2007 Why is it hard to predict the future of ice sheets? Science, 315 (5818). 1503-1504.

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Ice sheet retreat, hypotheses of instability could be missing important processes that limit the rate or extent of retreat, or conversely, Ice sheet behavior is strongly influenced by processes at its margin and base. Observations of rapid changes at these boundaries are helping modelers to improve predictions of future changes.

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Programmes: BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Glacial Retreat in Antarctica and Deglaciation of the Earth System
ISSN: 0036-8075
NORA Subject Terms: Glaciology
Date made live: 27 May 2008 09:01 +0 (UTC)

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