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SWAIS2C project (Antarctica) 1st season´s achievements completed:

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to understand the West Antarctic Ice Sheet´s past response to climate warming


The SWAIS 2C Project addresses the overarching question: How will marine-based ice sheets respond to a 2°C increase in global temperature and what are the local, regional, and global environmental consequences of this response if temperatures ultimately exceed this 2°C increase?

Preparations are already underway for the next season, when the team will return to KIS-3 armed with new knowledge & experience.

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Find more info on the project here. See the Daily News here.