Antarctica on the Edge
Highlights of the SCAR Scientific Research Programme Antarctic Climate Change over the 21st Century
Antarctic Climate Change over the 21st Century (AntClim21) focused on the critical issue of estimating how the Antarctic climate system may change over the 21st century.
Although the focus was on physical components of the system - specifically atmosphere, ocean and sea ice - strong links across disciplines led to some of the most exciting and high impact science.
Key to making scientific progress has been the evaluation of climate models against observations and reconstructions of the past, ranging from the modern instrumental period to longer-term paleo-reconstructions.
This document summarises the major achievements of AntClim21 both scientifically and in terms of community outreach and capacity building.