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.

For more information see the glaciology pages of our web site. This information is also available in PDF format:

This page was last updated on 30 April 2009.