Research Professor John Moore from the Arctic Centre is leading a new project, where a computer model of the Antarctic Ice Sheet is used to simulate its behaviour in response to changing climate.
The model will represent the sliding of ice over the bedrock or sub-glacial sediments, and the retreat or advance of marine ice sheets. This research will help to provide estimates of the future contribution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to sea level change.
According to John Moore, the largest uncertainty to sea level rise is what happens to Antarctica. Now, according to models, it ranges from lowering the sea level 10 centimeters to an increase in more than a meter.