Site en français

IceCon : constraining ice mass changes in coastal Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.

Units : Glaciology | ULB182

Description :

The IceCon project aims at a better understanding of the past andpresent ice volumes and extension of the Antarctic ice sheet in
Dronning MaudLand (DML) through a new series of measurements and observations inconjunction with ice sheet system modelling.
Knowledge of past ice volumes areimportant, since the ice sheet is still reacting to what happened in the past,especially since the Last
Glacial Maximum (LGM), roughly 18,000 years ago,when the Antarctic ice sheet was significantly bigger. IceCon's main hypothesis
isthat the LGM ice sheet volume in Dronning Maud Land was not as big aspreviously predicted by large-scale ice sheet models,
although it advanced as faronto the continental shelf.

List of persons in charge :

  • PATTYN Frank

List of lessors :

  • Autres ministères fédéraux

  • Feder