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Paleoceanography of the Ice-proximal Southern Ocean during Past Warm Climates

Project description

Quantitative estimates of ice-sheet behaviour

The Southern Ocean absorbs as much as 75 % of the excess heat and 40 % of human-generated carbon dioxide emissions taken up by the oceans. On the other hand, the observed heat uptake and associated warming of the Southern Ocean is having a destabilising impact on Antarctic ice sheets. However, little is known about how these processes will develop during future climate warming. This information will be useful to predict ice sheet melt and global sea level rise scenarios. In this context, the EU-funded OceaNice project will work on offering mechanistic understanding and quantitative estimates of ice-proximal oceanographic changes and consequent ice sheet melt during past warm climates. This will make it possible to accurately predict future sea level rise.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 500 000,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 500 000,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 500 000,00