Instability of Antarctic Ice Sheets and Cliffs Makes Projecting Future Sea-level Rise Difficult

Iceverg calving off of cliff, into water, in the Antarctic. Photo by Ian Phillips

Professor Rob DeConto is a co-author of a new study, published in the open-access Earth's Future journal, that combines a well-established sea-level rise projection framework plus a model of Antarctic ice-sheet instability suggest in a paper released today that scientists won’t be able to determine until the 2060s which of two different sea-level rise scenarios is most likely to occur.

Read more about the study here.

(Photo by Ian Phillips)