"A golden age for polar Earth observation" - the 14th of September, Tuesday, at 11 am in the Seminar room


It has long been recognised that little progress in understanding the present rise in global sea level is possible until more is known of the present evolution of the ice sheets of Antarctica and Greenland. It is also the case that our uncertainty as to their mass exchange with the ocean has changed little in two decades. In addition, as advances have been made in the modelling of the ocean thermohaline circulation, the importance has become clear of knowing what variations occur in the mass of the floating Arctic ice cap.