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This project is funded by NSF grant ANT0732921
Ted Scambos (NSIDC); Erin Pettit (University of Alaska), Arnold Gordon (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), Martin Truffer (University of Alaska), and Ellen Mosley-Thompson (Ohio State University)
The northern Antarctic Peninsula is a region of rapid climate warming and has had significant glaciological changes as a result. These changes include collapses of the Larsen A, Larsen B, and Wilkins ice shelves in the 1990s and early 2000s, and subsequent rapid acceleration of their feeder glaciers and mass loss of the ice sheet. These changes have impacted the entire earth system in the region: ice, ocean, climate, and biology. Our multi-disciplinary research objectives center on understanding the interplay of these components of the earth system in a region of rapid polar climate change.
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