Ice sheets, sea ice and sea level rise: the facts
12 June 2009
Two reports from the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre were released today to help clarify what we know about sea ice, ice sheets and climate change. The position analyses 'Polar ice sheets and climate change' and 'Changes to Antarctic sea ice' explore the main types of polar ice – ice sheets and sea ice – and their response to climate change in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Together, the reports unravel some common misconceptions about polar responses to climate change and explore the implications for sea-level rise.
- View presentations by Antarctic scientists at the launch of the position statements, through the Australian Science Media Centre.
- Position Analysis: changes to Antarctic sea ice
- Position Analysis: polar ice sheets
For more information see the glaciology pages of our web site. This information is also available in PDF format: