Press release for students - What does West Antarctica’s future look like?

EGU Planet Press

From EGU, 08/18/2015  --  Stephen Cornford from the UK, Dan Martin from the US, and other researchers from around the world have used a powerful computer simulation to see how West Antarctica might look like in the future, and how much it could contribute to global sea-level rise.

Click here for a PDF of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online.  This article was published August 18, 2015.  This is a kids version of the EGU article: "Press Release: Most comprehensive projections for West Antarctica’s future revealed".


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