The Antarctic Ice Sheet
The role of the ocean in the stability of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and its future contribution to sea-level rise
Schematic of the integrated system of observational platforms required to determine the contribution of oceanic heat to ice-shelf melt for a generic ice-shelf configuration (Newman et al., 2019).
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At the 2013 Scientific Steering Committee meeting in Shanghai, China, the SOOS Steering Committee identified the top gaps in observations for each of the 6 SOOS Science Themes that should be identified as "priority observations" for the coming years. SOOS encourages the community to develop field initiatives to address these key gaps and to highlight their contribution to the international SOOS effort through SOOS endorsement or other connections.
Theme 3 Priority ObservationsSOOS has identified a list of candidates for consideration as EOVs. Under ice variables have been defined by SOOS with significant input by the FRISP community.
Key Observation Platforms
- SOOS Intial Scicence and Implementation Plan
- The vision for a Southern Ocean Observing System
- Delivering Sustained, Coordinated, and Integrated Observations of the Southern Ocean for Global Impact
- International Strategy for Observations Under Ice "Seeing Below the Ice"
- Theme 3 Workplan and Key Observations 2013