Topic III: Sea level - ice sheet interaction

  • Improving process understanding of the iceberg calving linking the open ocean though fjords and outlet glaciers to the ice sheets; Improved description of ocean-ice sheet interaction; understanding ice – ocean interactions.
  • Developing improved representations of grounding line migration; quantifying the uncertainty of mass loss projections missing or poorly known topography and boundary conditions; providing parameterizations of basal melting and calving of outlet glaciers for coarse resolution models.

Approach

The work program is structured in four basic topics; work within each topic is expected to be addressed by several working groups as part of the SPP.

Topic I

Coastal sea level projections

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Topic II

Feedback with extreme events and morphodynamics

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Topic III

Sea level - ice sheet interaction

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Topic IV

Coastal sea level information

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