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WCRP Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Grand Challenge - Draft

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The prospect of an ice-free Arctic Ocean; the fate of mountain glaciers providing fresh water to hundreds of millions of people worldwide; the strength of positive feedbacks between the warming climate and natural emissions of greenhouse gases from the thawing permafrost (both terrestrial and sub-sea); the role of ice-sheet dynamics in amplification of Greenland’s contribution to the global sea-level rise. These issues are getting increasing attention in the international scientific research community and relate directly to societal needs for information about climate change and its impacts. These and other processes, in which components of the cryosphere play a central role, remain an important source of uncertainty in projections of future climate change, and so improved understanding of the cryosphere in a changing climate (CCC) clearly is a “Grand Challenge"...

Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 1992-2008
(Media / Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 1992-2008)
Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 1992-2008 from ERS and ICESat: Gains exceed losses - Presented by Jay Zwally, NASA Goddard, USA
2012-Boundary-Layer-Workshop-Report
(Media / 2012-Boundary-Layer-Workshop-Report)
The atmosphere-ocean boundary layer in which sea ice resides includes many complex processes that require a more realistic treatment in GCMs, particularly as models move toward full earth system descriptions. The primary purpose of the workshop was to define and discuss such coupled processes...
2008-01 No. 10 Ice and Climate News
(Media / 2008-01 No. 10 Ice and Climate News)
- CliC Scientific Steering Group (comings and goings) - Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Models - Global Prediction: Permafrost - Operational Sea-Ice Analysis and Forecasting at met.no - Arctic Council Climate and Cryosphere Project - Seasonal Forecast of Antarctic Sea Ice - The Global...

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