Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in 2070, under low and high emissions scenarios

A team of experts in biology, oceanography, glaciology, geophysics, climate science and policy, analyzed the potential impacts of two different future scenarios of carbon emissions, RCP2.6 (low emission & strong action) and RCP 8.5 (high emission & weak action), on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. The team assessed key systems including  global average air temperature; Antarctic contribution to global sea level; Southern Ocean surface temperature; sea ice extent; Antarctic ice shelf volume; and ocean acidification.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0173-4

 

 

 

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