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Units : Glaciology | ULB182

Description :

Continental ice melting (glaiers and ice sheets) is one of the causes of rising sea level. This melting accelerates faster than
predictions. Indeed, the last GIEC report showed that the greatest incertitudes come from estimates of sea level rise from ice sheet
melting. Moreover, the same report underlines that our understanding of the mechanisms underlying ice sheet melting need to be
bettered in order to improve our predictions on future sea level rise. The Ice2Sea program gathers european and international
partners in order to reduce those incertitudes. This is an EU FP7 program composed of 5 Workpackages. ULB is leading the ''glacial
processes'' workpackage.

List of persons in charge :

  • PATTYN Frank

List of lessors :

  • Autres U.E.