dinsdag 11 juli 2017

Antarctica: Taking the Temperature of the Antarctic Continent

The geothermal heat flux to the base of the Antarctic ice sheet is inherently difficult to measure, yet accurate estimates are necessary to better understand cryosphere dynamics. This is crucial to improve models of ice discharge and sea level change, and optimise site selection for ice core paleoclimate studies.

The First Circular for the TACtical Workshop is available. The meeting will discuss current efforts, collaborations and future directions in Antarctic heat flux research. It will be held 21-23 March 2018 at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.

More Info: The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)