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Abrupt Environmental Change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System (LARISSA) - Cryosphere and Oceans
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Mosley-Thompson, E., & Thompson, L. G. (2013) "Abrupt Environmental Change in the Larsen Ice Shelf System (LARISSA) - Cryosphere and Oceans" U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) Data Center. doi:
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Like no other region on Earth, the northern Antarctic Peninsula represents a spectacular natural laboratory of climate change and provides the opportunity to study the record of past climate and ecological shifts alongside the present-day changes in one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. This award supported the cryospheric and oceanographic components of an integrated multi-disciplinary program to address these rapid and fundamental changes now taking place in Antarctic Peninsula (AP). By making use of a marine research platform (the RV NB Palmer and on-board helicopters) and additional logistical support from the Argentine Antarctic program, the project brought together glaciologists, oceanographers, marine geologists and biologists who have worked collaboratively to address fundamental interdisciplinary questions regarding climate change.
Mosley-Thompson, Ellen; Thompson, Lonnie G.
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USAP-DC (current) - LDEO-LEGACY (original)
Spatial Extent(s)
West: -63, East: -59, South: -65, North: -60
Temporal Extent(s)
Start: 2008-05-01 - End: 2013-04-30
  1. Zagorodnov, V., O. Nagornov, T. A. Scambos, A. Muto, E. Mosley-Thompson, E. C. Pettit, and S. Tyuflin. 2012. Borehole temperatures reveal details of 20th century warming at Bruce Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere, 6, 675-686. Goodwin, B. P., E. Mosley-Thompson, A.B. Wilson, S.E. Porter, and M. R. Sierra-Hernandez., 2016, Accumulation variability in the Antarctic Peninsula: The role of large-scale atmospheric oscillations and their interactions., Journal of Climate, Volume 29, No. 7,, (doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0354.1)
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