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The Cryosphere, 15, 5705–5715, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5705-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 5705–5715, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-5705-2021
Brief communication
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Brief communication: A roadmap towards credible projections of ice sheet contribution to sea level

Andy Aschwanden et al.

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Aschwanden, A., Brinkerhoff, D. C., Bartholomaus, T. C., and Truffer, M.: Scripts for “Brief communication: A roadmap towards credible projections of ice sheet contribution to sea level”, v0.1, Zenodo [code], https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5737062, 2021. a
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Estimating how much ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica will contribute to sea level rise is of critical societal importance. However, our analysis shows that recent efforts are not trustworthy because the models fail at reproducing contemporary ice melt. Here we present a roadmap towards making more credible estimates of ice sheet melt.