Source of information on melting Antarctic ice cap
The Southern Ocean is getting warmer, and therefore quickly melting the Antarctic ice cap. It’s unclear whether this process is reversible, and if not, how long it will take for it to melt entirely. Lab research on some of the oldest known seabed sediment may in the next few decades shed light on these ice and ocean dynamics. At Utrecht University, the research is being done by OceaNice, a project that got underway in February 2019 and is led by Peter Bijl, who holds a PhD in the environmental and climatological evolution of the early Paleogene Southern Ocean.