News Story - ice2sea: Providing the IPCC with sea-level rise projections
Date: 19 Apr 2011
In the first of a two-part interview published on SciencePoles, the scientific website of the International Polar Foundation, British Antarctic Survey glaciologist Professor David Vaughan talks about the ice2sea project, global sea-level rise and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments.
Professor Vaughan’s research focuses on glaciers and ice sheets, their response to climate change, and their contribution to sea-level rise. He was a coordinating Lead Author for the 4th Assessment Report released by the IPCC in 2007 and will continue in this role for the 5th Assessment Report due to be released in 2014.
Professor Vaughan is currently also the lead-coordinator for the ice2sea research programme. In this interview, he discusses the role and importance of ice2sea and parallel research programmes in providing the IPCC and civil society with projections for sea-level rise over the next two centuries.