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CLIMATE-BEHAVIOUR OF ICESHEETS

An important source of uncertainty in future climate predictions is the behaviour of ice sheets. Explain why there are differences between the predicted responses of the Greenland ice sheet, the West antartic ice sheet and the Antartic ice sheet as a whole, over the next few hundred years. Explain why their responses might be difficult to predict on the basis of available recent observations and modelling.

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CLIMATE-BEHAVIOUR OF ICESHEETS:
An important source of uncertainty in future climate predictions is the behavior of ice sheets. Explain why there are differences between the predicted responses of the Greenland ice sheet, the West Antarctic ice sheet and the Antarctic ice sheet as a whole, over the next few hundred years.

Explain why their responses might be difficult to predict on the basis of available recent observations and modeling.
Ice sheets are known as continental glaciers as they span a good 20, 000 miles area.
Current ice sheets are that of Antarctica and Greenland Ice sheets.

The impact of ice sheets geo thermal heat as well as weather changes surrounding the ice sheets ...

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The behaviour of ice sheets is described.

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