Stability of the West Antarctic ice sheet in a warming world

I. Joughin and R. B. Alley

Nature Geoscience (24 July 2011)

DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1194

Ice sheets, and in particular the West Antarctic ice sheet, are expected to shrink in size as the world warms, which in turn will raise sea level. A Review of the literature suggests that much of this ice sheet will survive beyond this century, but confident estimates of the likelihood of future collapse require further work.

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