European Science Open Forum 2012

Dunlop, P. (Organiser), Benetti, S. (Participant), Stephen McCarron (Participant), Hans Petter Sejrup (Participant), Colm O'Cofaigh (Participant)

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Session Title: The Impact of ice sheet and ocean interactions on climate change
Sunday July 15, 2012 10:45am - 12:15pm @ The Liffey A

Ice-sheets are dynamic systems that form an integral part of the global climate system. They are both sensitive to and drivers of climate change and therefore provide a unique opportunity to investigate climatic change. As ice sheets grow and decay they leave a rich geological record of ice sheet behaviour that can help to unravel the timing and driving mechanisms of major climatic events. A decade of scientific investigation of Irish submarine territory in the NEAtlantic has uncovered a fascinating picture of a perfectly preserved ice age landscape across the width of the Irish continental shelf. This session w ill explore how research in the North Atlantic region show s that the Irish continental shelf is a critical area for climatic research and w ill discuss in this context the potential that a rapidly melting Greenland Ice Sheet could force unexpected and rapid climatic change in the North Atlantic region.
Period15 Jul 2012
Event typeConference
LocationDublin, Ireland
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • Glaciation
  • continental shelf