By Invitation Only
Location Abu Dhabi
Rising global sea-level is one of the most discussed potential consequences of global warming. The most uncertain aspect of such future sea-level change has to do with the marine based ice sheets. Despite the importance of these ice sheets, current generation global climate models are unable to simulate sea-level change arising from glacier-ocean interaction, limiting the discussion on this important topic.
In working to remediate the situation, this second workshop brings together again, experts in the international modeling community to discuss the advancement of state-of-the-art regional-scale simulations. The goal of this workshop is to improve the physically based estimates of sea-level change coming from the West Antarctica Ice Sheet over the present century and beyond. Such regional-modeling research lays the groundwork to include glacier-ocean interaction in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-class models.
Image: © 2011 Denise Holland
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David Holland Principal Investigator and Affiliated Faculty for the Center for Sea-Level Change, NYUAD; Professor of Mathematics, Center for Atmosphere Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Denise Holland Denise Holland Project and Logistics Coordinator, Center for Sea-Level Change, NYUAD
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute
In Collaboration with
NYUAD Center for Sea-Level Change