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Improvements in ice-sheet sea-level projections

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Ice losses from Antarctica and Greenland are the largest uncertainty in sea-level projections. Nevertheless, improvements in ice-sheet models over recent decades have led to closer agreement with satellite observations, keeping track with their increasing contribution to global sea-level rise.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (cpom300001), the European Space Agency, and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. We thank T. Slater for collating IPCC sea-level projections. This work was supported by the UK Natural Environment Research Council's Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (cpom300001) and iSTAR Programme (NE/J005681/1), the European Space Agency, and the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration Cryospheric Science Program,. We thank T. Slater for collating IPCC sea-level projections.

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  1. Andrew Shepherd is at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

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  2. Sophie Nowicki is at the Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA

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