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Sustained ocean cooling insufficient to reverse sea level rise from Antarctica

Date: 2024
Type: Science
Summary: A recent study found that minimising ocean-driven melting through reduced emissions or geoengineering is essential to prevent serious future sea level rise.
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Highlights from Antarctic ice dynamics research 2022/23

Date: 2023
Type: Update
Authors: Project 1
Summary: The world’s ice sheets are sensitive to environmental change and, as the largest reservoir of freshwater on Earth, melting of the Antarctic Ice Sheet has significant potential to raise sea levels and disrupt global ocean circulation. To determine ice sheet response to warming, our team of researchers in the Antarctic Ice Dynamics project are looking at environmental records of how the Antarctic ice sheets and surrounding ocean have changed in the past, and comparing those records to signals of change that we can detect today.
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Highlights from Antarctic ocean mechanics research 2022/23

Date: 2023
Type: Update
Authors: Project 2
Summary: A changing Antarctica will impact oceanic transport of heat and other associated materials, such as salt, carbon dioxide, oxygen and nutrients. Researchers in the Antarctic Ocean Mechanics project are investigating past and present ocean conditions - currents, polynya formation, sea ice and dispersion of meltwater - and how this may change as the world warms.
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New reconstructions of past ice sheet dynamics

Date: 2023
Type: Science
Authors: Antarctic Science Platform
Summary: Five new reconstructions of past Antarctic ice sheet dynamics have recently been published, relying on sedimentological and geochemical analyses.