Sea Level and Ice Sheet Stability During Past Warm Climates

Summary

Knowing how high global sea level was the last time atmospheric CO2 levels were as high as today (three million years ago) is critical to understanding the response of Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets to modest global warming. Through a collaborative effort bringing together ice sheet modelers, mantle dynamicists, and field geologists, the PLIOMAX Project aims to quickly advance the development and testing of fully-coupled ice sheet-ocean-climate models capable of predicting future climate and sea level responses of a dynamic Earth system.

 

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