Response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) to projected warming remains a significant uncertainty in sea level rise projections. This project will focus on understanding past and current drivers, mechanisms and feedbacks that influence retreat of ice sheets, to reduce uncertainty in numerical model projections of future changes.
The SWAIS 2C Project will address 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?
Keywords: Antarctica, Glacial Isostatic Adjustment, Ice Sheet, Melt Water, Sea Level
11 members arrived at drill site
11 members of SWAIS 2C team arrived at drill site (5072) on Antarctica Day
First Scientists arrived
First Scientists arrived at site
Kamb Ice Stream
Traverse team arrives at Kamb Ice Stream
- 11 members arrived at drill site
- First Scientists arrived
- Kamb Ice Stream