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In addition to the "Antarctic Images" thread started by Susan, I am starting this thread of links to internet sites to monitor regarding the risk of the potential collapse of the WAIS.  Many of these links will deal with related topics such as SLR, Ocean Currents, and abrupt climate change; and some links will be to data that is not updated frequently; nevertheless, hopefully the information from such websites will help in identifying/confirming ice mass loss trends from the WAIS and the EAIS, as soon as practicable.

First, I provide the following links to Modis Rapidfire, where changes in the ice surface can be monitiored:

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/subsets/?project=antarctica

http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/imagery/subsets/index.php?project=antarctica_risco_areas


Second, I provide the following links to GRACE Satellite output (where the data is currently being changed to a new format, so the reduced data presented is aging and the new data is not reduced).  This data is critical because it directly measures ice mass loss:

http://grace.jpl.nasa.gov/data/gracemonthlymassgridsoverview/

ftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/tellus/L3/ocean_mass/RL05/browse/jpl/


Third, with regard to Sea Level Rise, SLR, I provide a link to NOAA's website:

http://ibis.grdl.noaa.gov/SAT/SeaLevelRise/LSA_SLR_timeseries_global.php

Fourth, I provide a link to the Imbie site, which focuses on ice sheet contributions to SLR:

www.imbie.org

Fifth, I provide a link to the University of Colorado SLR website:

http://sealevel.colorado.edu/

The following site is periodically updated with information about how many current GCM projections underestimate our current situation:

http://www.global-warming-forecasts.com/underestimates.php

I will periodically add additional links, but please feel free to add links of your own.
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Re: Sites to Monitor Regarding the Risk of the Collapse of the WAIS
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2013, 12:54:51 PM »
Here are some additional good websites and a link to webcam central for the Antarctic:

Australian Government Antarctica Division
http://www.antarctica.gov.au/

Scott Polar Research Institute
http://www.spri.cam.ac.uk/

Byrd Polar Research Center, Ohio State University
http://bprc.osu.edu/

NSF: Antarctic Program
http://www.usap.gov/

NSF: Antarcticsun:
http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/

British Antarctic Surveyhttp://www.antarctica.ac.uk/

NSF: Office of Polar Programs
http://www.nsf.gov/dir/index.jsp?org=OPP

New Zealand Government: Antarctic New Zealand
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research: SCAR
http://www.scar.org/

The South Pole Gazette
http://www.shackletoncentenary.org/gazette/#

Webcam Central
http://www.camcentral.com/listings.php?task=list&item=location&show=Antarctica
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Re: Sites to Monitor Regarding the Risk of the Collapse of the WAIS
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2013, 03:28:51 PM »
Here are still more relevant websites:

WAIS Workshop:
http://www.waisworkshop.org/

WAIS Divide program:
http://waisdivide.unh.edu/

Continental ice mass loss to sea level rise contribution, ice2sea:

http://www.ice2sea.eu/

Ocean Heat Content:
http://climatedataguide.ucar.edu/guidance/ocean-heat-content-10-1500m-depth-based-argo

Rignot Ice Velocities:
http://ess.uci.edu/researchgrp/erignot/projects/velocity
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Re: Sites to Monitor Regarding the Risk of the Collapse of the WAIS
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 12:57:25 AM »
Here are more relevant websites:

NOAA's Ocean Monitoring Center with links:

http://www.osmc.noaa.gov/

NOAA's climate watch website:
http://www.climate.gov/#climateWatch

Paleo Constraints on Sea Level Rise 2, PALSEA2:
http://people.oregonstate.edu/~carlsand/PALSEA2/Home.html

Pliocene Maximum Sea Level, PLIOMAX:
http://pliomax.org/Pliomax/Home.html
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Re: Sites to Monitor Regarding the Risk of the Collapse of the WAIS
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2013, 07:29:58 PM »
Hello Abrupt_SLR,

Thank you for the time and effort to put these links together.  It will take me some time to go through them :)

Cheers

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Re: Sites to Monitor Regarding the Risk of the Collapse of the WAIS
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 04:30:21 PM »
Here are additional links to websites regarding Antarctica:

Regarding Antarctic Weather:
http://www.weather-forecast.com/maps/Antarctica
http://www.weather-forecast.com/maps/Antarctica

For the Norwegian Polar Institute:
http://www.npolar.no/en/antarctica/

For the New Zealand contribution on SLR:
http://www.climateoutcome.kiwi.nz/sea-level.html

For General NOAA Satellite Products:http://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/star/prod_climate.php

For GRACE Satellite Output from Release 05:
ftp://podaac-ftp.jpl.nasa.gov/allData/tellus/L3/ocean_mass/RL05/browse/gfz/

For University of Southern Florida Sea Level Information:
http://xena.marine.usf.edu/~chambers/SatLab/Home.html

For NSIDC Information (on icebridge and satellite observed ice elevations):http://nsidc.org/data/icebridge/index.html
http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0422.html
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