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The Antarctic ice sheet during past warm intervals

The department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Limerick invites you to a seminar by  Dr Edward Gasson (University of Sheffield):

Title: The Antarctic ice sheet during past warm intervals

Abstract: The Antarctic ice sheet during past warm intervals Geological data indicate that there was major retreat of the Antarctic ice sheet during past warm intervals when atmospheric CO2 was comparable to present. Simulating this retreat with coupled climate and ice sheet models has long been problematic due to strong stabilising mechanisms. Here we discuss how new mechanisms have enabled the simulation of Antarctic ice sheet retreat that is consistent with the geological evidence. We also discuss the rates of sea level rise projected by these models under anthropogenic warming.

This seminar will take place on Friday 9th February, at 4 p.m, in  Room A2-002.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, please direct them to Iain Moyles (061 233726, iain.moyles@ul.ie).

A full list of upcoming seminars can be found at http://www.ulsites.ul.ie/macsi/node/48011

Supported by Science Foundation Ireland funding, MACSI - the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and Industry (www.macsi.ul.ie), centred at the University of Limerick, is dedicated to the mathematical modelling and solution of problems which arise in science, engineering and industry in Ireland.

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