Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change

submitted by Marvin's Underground Evening Lectures on 10/10/18 1

Scientists have sought to understand Antarctica's contribution to sea level for over 50 years. During this lecture, Professor Matt A King, University of Tasmania, Australia, explains how recent advances in data analysis and computer modelling could show that Antarctica is increasingly contributing to sea-level rise. He also highlights the fascinating things we can learn about our planet from Antarctica from hundreds of miles above Earth's surface to hundreds of miles below. You can also read 'Five fascinating facts about glaciers' by 2015 Kavli Medal winner Professor Matt A King: ow.ly/LU4sr. 2015 Kavli Medal and Lecture by Professor Matt A King held on Tuesday 21 April 2015, 6:30 pm — 7:30 pm at the Royal Society, London. royalsociety.org/events/2015/04/continental-loss/ Thumbnail image: A Global Positioning System (GPS) deployed in remote West Antarctica for the purpose of measuring the motion of its bedrock. The bedrock is responding to past and present changes in the weight of ice upon it. Credit: Matt Burke.

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