Antarctica's melting ice

Antarctica's melting ice

A while ago a climate scientist delegation from the TU Delft packed their bags and travelled to the icy plains of Antarctica to research the melting of ice shelves. The understanding of this process is essential for making correct climate models which can accurately predict the future sea level rise due to ice melting.

Satellite images were combined with field experiments, where they witnessed melting processes such as enormous rivers which drain away into holes, and lakes under meters of ice. The experiments helped the scientists gain a better understanding of how these delicate processes work, and will help build more accurate climate models in the future.

This research will be published in Nature Climate Change.

Interested in the paper written about this research? You can find it here:

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