Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 9, 1579–1600, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1579-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 1579–1600, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-1579-2015

Research article 18 Aug 2015

Research article | 18 Aug 2015

Century-scale simulations of the response of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to a warming climate

S. L. Cornford et al.

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We used a high-resolution ice sheet model capable of resolving grounding line dynamics (BISICLES) to compute responses of the major West Antarctic ice streams to projections of ocean and atmospheric warming. This is computationally demanding, and although other groups have considered parts of West Antarctica, we think this is the first calculation for the whole region at the sub-kilometer resolution that we show is required.