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'The Day After Tomorrow', Q&A Response


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The following links from NSIDC help provide further information about the scenarios portrayed in the movie, The Day After Tomorrow.

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Journal articles and papers referenced in this Q&A:

  • Alley, R., et al. 2003. Abrupt climate change. Science 299(5615): 2005-2010.

  • Arendt, A., K. Echelmeyer, W. D. Harrison, G. Lingle, and V. Valentine. 2002. Rapid wastage of Alaska glaciers and their contribution to rising sea level. Science 297: 382-386.

  • Bindschadler, R. A., and C. R. Bentley. 2002. On thin ice? Western Antarctica's ice sheet. Scientific American 287(6): 98-105.

  • Broecker, W. S. 1997. Thermohaline circulation, the Achilles Heel of our climate system: will man-made CO2 upset the current balance? Science 278(5343): 1582-1588.

  • Douglas, B. C., and W. R. Peltier. 2002. The puzzle of global sea-level rise. Physics Today 55: 35-40.

  • NASA News Archive. 2002. Arctic Sea Ice Shrinking, Greenland Ice Sheet Melting, According to Study.

  • Oppenheimer, M., and R. Alley. 2004. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet and long term climate policy. Climatic Change 64: 1-10.

  • Rignot, E., and R. H. Thomas. 2002. Mass balance of polar ice sheets. Science 297: 1502-1506.

  • Scambos, T., C. Hulbe, M. Fahnestock, and J. Bohlander. 2000. The link between climate warming and break-up of ice shelves in the Antarctica Peninsula. Journal of Glaciology 46(154): 516-530.

  • Serreze, M. C., J. A. Maslanik, T. A. Scambos, F. Fetterer, J. Stroeve, K. Knowles, C. Fowler, S. Drobot, R. G. Barry, and T. M. Haran. 2003. A record minimum arctic sea ice extent and area in 2002. Geophysical Research Letters 30(3): 1110, doi: 10.1029/2002GL016406.

  • Steffen, K. 2002. Greenland Maximum Melt Extent: A record maximum melt extent on the Greenland ice sheet in 2002.

  • Sturm, M., D. K. Perovich, and M. C. Serreze. 2003. Meltdown in the north. Scientific American 289(4): 60-67.

  • Weaver, A. J., and C. Hilaire-Marcel. 2004. Global warming and the next ice age. Science 304 (5669): 400-402.

  • Zwally, H. Jay, W. Abdalati, T. Herring, K. Larson, J. Saba, and K. Steffen. Surface Melt-Induced Acceleration of Greenland Ice-Sheet Flow. Science 12 July 2002; 297: 218-222.

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