Antarctic Climate Change in the 21st Century (AntClim21)

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The goals of AntClim21 are to deliver improved regional projections of key elements of the Antarctic atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere for the next 20 to 200 years and to understand the responses of the physical and biological systems to natural and anthropogenic forcing factors. A primary form of data that are being used by AntClim21 are the global coupled atmosphere-ocean climate model simulations that form the basis of the major Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Palaeo-reconstructions of selected time periods, recognised as past analogues for future climate projections, will be used to evaluate model performances for the Antarctic region.

More information about the aims and objectives of AntClim21 can be found in the Implementation Plan.

AntClim21 incorporates ITASE (the International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition).