Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 11, 1851–1878, 2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 1851–1878, 2017
Research article
08 Aug 2017
Research article | 08 Aug 2017

Sea-level response to melting of Antarctic ice shelves on multi-centennial timescales with the fast Elementary Thermomechanical Ice Sheet model (f.ETISh v1.0)

Frank Pattyn

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