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Antarctica

Remote. Pristine. Unyielding. Antarctica was once all three; now it is none. Humanity ravaged Antarctica’s marine ecosystems and now tempts catastrophic sea-level rise. But, as collated in this Insight, we are also revealing the physical mechanisms that control Antarctica’s interactions with, and impact on, the broader climate system. Our current knowledge illuminates society’s looming choice for Antarctica’s future.

Insight

  • Nature | Review Article

    This paper discusses how Antarctic ice has changed over recent decades, and how these changes have been recorded in satellite observations.

    • Andrew Shepherd
    • , Helen Amanda Fricker
    •  &  Sinead Louise Farrell
  • Nature | Perspective

    The future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean by 2070 is described under two scenarios, one in which action is taken to limit greenhouse gas emissions, and one in which no action is taken.

    • S. R. Rintoul
    • , S. L. Chown
    • , R. M. DeConto
    • , M. H. England
    • , H. A. Fricker
    • , V. Masson-Delmotte
    • , T. R. Naish
    • , M. J. Siegert
    •  &  J. C. Xavier
  • Nature | Analysis

    • Andrew Shepherd
    • , Erik Ivins
    • , Eric Rignot
    • , Ben Smith
    • , Michiel van den Broeke
    • , Isabella Velicogna
    • , Pippa Whitehouse
    • , Kate Briggs
    • , Ian Joughin
    • , Gerhard Krinner
    • , Sophie Nowicki
    • , Tony Payne
    • , Ted Scambos
    • , Nicole Schlegel
    • , Geruo A
    • , Cécile Agosta
    • , Andreas Ahlstrøm
    • , Greg Babonis
    • , Valentina Barletta
    • , Alejandro Blazquez
    • , Jennifer Bonin
    • , Beata Csatho
    • , Richard Cullather
    • , Denis Felikson
    • , Xavier Fettweis
    • , Rene Forsberg
    • , Hubert Gallee
    • , Alex Gardner
    • , Lin Gilbert
    • , Andreas Groh
    • , Brian Gunter
    • , Edward Hanna
    • , Christopher Harig
    • , Veit Helm
    • , Alexander Horvath
    • , Martin Horwath
    • , Shfaqat Khan
    • , Kristian K. Kjeldsen
    • , Hannes Konrad
    • , Peter Langen
    • , Benoit Lecavalier
    • , Bryant Loomis
    • , Scott Luthcke
    • , Malcolm McMillan
    • , Daniele Melini
    • , Sebastian Mernild
    • , Yara Mohajerani
    • , Philip Moore
    • , Jeremie Mouginot
    • , Gorka Moyano
    • , Alan Muir
    • , Thomas Nagler
    • , Grace Nield
    • , Johan Nilsson
    • , Brice Noel
    • , Ines Otosaka
    • , Mark E. Pattle
    • , W. Richard Peltier
    • , Nadege Pie
    • , Roelof Rietbroek
    • , Helmut Rott
    • , Louise Sandberg-Sørensen
    • , Ingo Sasgen
    • , Himanshu Save
    • , Bernd Scheuchl
    • , Ernst Schrama
    • , Ludwig Schröder
    • , Ki-Weon Seo
    • , Sebastian Simonsen
    • , Tom Slater
    • , Giorgio Spada
    • , Tyler Sutterley
    • , Matthieu Talpe
    • , Lev Tarasov
    • , Willem Jan van de Berg
    • , Wouter van der Wal
    • , Melchior van Wessem
    • , Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma
    • , David Wiese
    •  &  Bert Wouters