A new study released by NASA scientist Jay Zwally and colleagues in the Journal of Glaciology, receiving wide coverage in the media last month, reports an 82 Gigatons per year increase of land ice in Antarctica during the period 2003-2008. The study received much skepticism from other leading scientists in the field, as there are many indications that point at the contrary: ice loss, possibly irreversible. How does this new study fit in that picture, what are the consequences for expected sea level rise and are these numbers correct? Glaciologist and polar scientist Jan Wuite, working at Enveo in Innsbruck and involved in various international studies related to Antarctica explains. Read more »
The Antarctic_Ice_Sheet_cci (AIS_cci) project has passed milestone one. The documents from task one are approved and we are preparing for Progress Meeting two in Copenhagen. The meeting will take place together with the Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci meeting. Read more »
The Antarctic_Ice_Sheet_cci project performs an open round robin experiment to compare and evaluate algorithms for the generation of Gravimetric Mass Balance (GMB) products. Since the experiment is carried out in close collaboration with the Greenland_Ice_Sheet_cci project it deals with both the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Greenland Ice Sheet. Beside GRACE data synthetic datasets of global mass changes form the basis for the algorithm evaluation.
The Antarctic_Ice_Sheet_cci team is looking forward to receive your contribution by September 30th 2015 (extended deadline). All contributions will be analysed anonymously.
Newsletters are regurlarly published in order to provide information on the project status and some scientific issues in relationship with ice-sheet calculation and climate change. The newsletter is intended to reach a wider audience than the official project documentation by presenting some of the results in a magazine-like format.
Newsletter Issue 2 - April 2016
Revisit the CCI session presented during the Living Planet Symposium in Bergen (NO), 28 June - 02 July 2010.