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Invest White Paper: Proposal for Future Antarctic Margin Paleoclimate Scientific Drilling under the IODP 2009

Invest White Paper: Proposal for Future Antarctic Margin Paleoclimate Scientific Drilling under the IODP

2009

Laura De Santis1, Richard Levy2, Tim Naish2,3, Frank Rack4, Robert DeConto5 and Carlota Escutia6 on behalf of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Antarctic Climate Evolution Project (SCAR-ACE).

  1. Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale - OGS, Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C, 34010, Sgonico, Italy, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  2. GNS Science, PO Box 30368, Lower Hutt, New Zealand,
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  3. Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, P.O. Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.<
  4. ANDRILL Science Management Office, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  5. Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  6. Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra CSIC-Univ. of Granada, Spain, Fuentenueva s/n, 18002 Granada, Spain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Abstract

We present the core of a multinational, multiplatform scientific drilling strategy to recover key physical evidence constraining past and future Antarctic Ice Sheet behavior, which is aimed at addressing key knowledge gaps about the role of Antarctic ice sheets in climate change as identified by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR4, IPCC, 2007). A Workshop on Developing an Integrated Strategy to Recover Paleoclimate Records from the Antarctic Margin and Southern Ocean, was held on 12-13 of September 2009 in Granada, Spain, following the First SCAR-Antarctic Climate Evolution (ACE) Symposium . Conveners were: Laura De Santis (OGS, Trieste, Italy), Richard Levy (GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand,), Tim Naish (Victoria Univ., GNS Science, Wellington, New Zealand), and Frank Rack (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA). Results of the workshop are summarized in this White Paper. The outcomes of the SCAR-ACE Symposium and workshop provide a broad perspective from the Antarctic community that outlines important scientific questions and strategies for Antarctic scientific drilling as a contribution to the INVEST meeting.