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This week from AGU: West Antarctic Ice Sheet, better climate models & 3 new papers

American Geophysical Union


How stable is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?
Exceeding critical temperature limits in the Southern Ocean may cause the collapse of ice sheets and a sharp rise in sea levels, a new study finds.

The Landslide Blog

Taking responsibility for disaster risk reduction
Disaster prevention, regardless of the peril, works through many small actions by individuals, every one of whom must take individual responsibility, writes Dave Petly.

Better tools to build better climate models
A Department of Energy collaboration aims to make climate model development faster and more efficient by creating a prototype of a system for testing model components.

New research papers

The Anthropocene: a conspicuous stratigraphical signal of anthropogenic changes in production and consumption across the biosphere, Earth's Future

The Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary deposit in the Gulf of Mexico: Large-scale oceanic basin response to the Chicxulub impact, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth

Mineralogical Indicators of Mercury's Hollows Composition in MESSENGER Color Observations, Geophysical Research Letters


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