Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Topography of the Gamburtsev mountains

In the June 4 issue of Nature, Sun Bo et al., present the results of a series of radar surveys of the Gamburtsev mountains, which is generally regarded as the site of Antarctic ice-sheet inception ca. 34 Million years ago. Read the first paragraph here.

West Antarctic Ice sheet collapse and sea level rise

In a recent issue of Science (15 May) Bamber et al. investigate the eustatic contribution of a rapid collapse of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet with an ice sheet model and an updated version of the subglacial topography. Read the abstract here.