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Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the area was a massive polar ice sheet, with walls of ice kilometres high, where woolly mammoth and strait-tusked elephants wandered with sabre-toothed cats, bison and giant short-faced bears.
It details the historical and current context and what it accomplished; the human element, including training young scientists, increasing diversity, engaging polar residents and building community capacity, communicating with the public, and providing resources for teachers; advances and discoveries relating to polar ice sheet science and subglacial systems, sea ice vulnerability and connections to society, marine ecosystems and global warming, polar atmospheric observations and lower latitude impacts, geospace and space weather, terrestrial earth systems and permafrost, evidence of past climate change, human health, and other areas; the impact of IPY on tools used for polar research; and the need to translate scientific knowledge into actionable information.
Dr David Vaughan from the British Antarctic Survey will discuss difficulties involved in estimating the contribution of polar ice sheet melting to sea level rise.
Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) -- that combined observations from 10 satellite missions to develop the first consistent measurement of polar ice sheet changes.
The study combined observations from 10 different satellite missions to develop the first consistent measure of polar ice sheet changes.
The study was produced by an international collaboration -- the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) -- that combined observations from 10 satellite missions to develop the first consistent measurement of polar ice sheet changes.
His work examining sediment cores from Antarctica's seafloor indicates if the planet were two to three degrees warmer, it would have a dramatic effect on the polar ice sheet.
For example, when global temperatures eventually begin to fall, the oceans will continue to swell because climates will still be warm enough to continue melting what remains of the polar ice sheets for thousands of years.
5-billion-year-old Earth that has passed through various geological ages in which the normal state is a warm environment with no permanent ice sheets, punctuated by several periods of glaciation, while simultaneously believing that any recent melting of the polar ice sheets is disastrous is doublethink.
The polar ice sheets are a major contributor to global sea level rise and, when combined, the Antarctic losses detected by CryoSat-2 are enough to raise global sea levels by 0.
The polar ice sheets play crucial role in global sea level rise and, when combined, the Antarctic losses detected are enough to raise global sea levels by 0.
RAPID melting of polar ice sheets may be due to short-lived natural events rather than climate change, scientists warned yesterday.