Berkeley Code Captures Retreating Antarctic Ice

April 2, 2013

Satellite observations suggest that the shrinking West Antarctic ice sheet is contributing to global sea level rise. But until recently, scientists could not accurately model the physical processes driving retreat of the ice sheet. Now, a new ice sheet model — called Berkeley-ISICLES (BISICLES) — is shedding light on these details, with the help of Lab computing scientists. This video shows one possible scenario for Antarctica’s rapidly changing Amundsen Sea Embayment at two different model resolutions over a period of 218 years (from 1982 to 2200). More>

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