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Interglacial Collapse of Ice Sheets revealed by Subglacial Drilling of Bedrock

Project description

Studying Ice Sheets to project future sea levels

How to project future sea levels? The case of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is relevant, as it stores a substantial volume of freshwater on land. However, WAIS is thought to be inherently unstable. The EU-funded INCISED project aims to show that WAIS retreat can be dated and quantified. In this scope, INCISED will operate a rapid drilling to the ice sheet bed to retrieve direct records of past collapse. The methodology of the project will be based on recent engineering advances in ice coring and a new subglacial rock drill to take bedrock samples from carefully selected sites. What’s more, numerical ice sheet modelling will be used to link changes in past ice levels to give a projection of possible sea level contribution.

Host institution

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
Net EU contribution
€ 1 345 960,75
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
United Kingdom

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Region
North East (England) Tees Valley and Durham Durham CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (3)

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 345 960,75
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham

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Region
North East (England) Tees Valley and Durham Durham CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 328 615,00
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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Region
South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 755 741,25
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow

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Region
West Central Scotland Glasgow City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00