PI Roland Pail on melting ice in the Antarctic at the IAS Coffee Talk
9 January 2019 | 13:00 hrs | IAS Building | Garching Campus
The melting of ice in the Antarctic has resulted in a 7.6 millimeter rise in the global sea level since 1992. Three millimeters of this increase were recorded in the last five years alone, according to a comprehensive study conducted with the participation of scientists from the Pail group. The study has created the most comprehensive image yet of the changes in the Antarctic ice cap. The special aspect of the project: A total of 24 satellite missions were evaluated independently of one another using different analytic methods; these results were then consolidated to create an overall picture (see the TUM press release).