Invited talk at 2017 WAIS workshop

Last week Stephen Chuter gave a talk at the 2017 West Antarctica Ice Sheet (WAIS) workshop in Seattle, USA. His presentation (‘Mass budget reassessment of the Abbot and Getz sectors of West Antarctica‘) described how mass balance estimates for the Getz and Abbot drainage basins have been reassessed using improved ice thickness data from the CryoSat-2 satellite.

The slides include a new animation of the estimated change in ice surface height between 2003 and 2012 due to ice dynamics (the flow of ice from the interior to the margins of the continent) and surface mass balance (SMB; the difference between snowfall and melt), based on the results of the RATES project.

The 2017 WAIS workshop is an annual multidisciplinary Earth system science workshop focusing on the distinctive glaciological, geological, oceanographic, and climatic aspects of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

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