Marsden-funded Antarctic research published in Nature

A paper entitled “Centennial-scale Holocene climate variations amplified by Antarctic Ice Sheet discharge” and coauthored by Dr Nicholas Golledge, a senior research fellow at Victoria University of Wellington’s Antarctic Research Centre, was published today by Nature.

The paper arose from research connected with VUW1203, a 2012 Marsden-funded project led by Dr Golledge. This project entitled “Will the East Antarctic Ice-Sheet contribute to global sea-level rise under warmer-world scenarios?” aimed to simulate the evolution of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet under a range of oceanic and atmospheric conditions.


Recently detached icebergs float in the sea surrounding the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Photo by Dr Golledge.


The full list of authors and their affiliations are as follows:

Pepijn Bakker1†, Peter U. Clark1, Nicholas R. Golledge2,3, Andreas Schmittner1 & Michael E. Weber4,5

1College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331, USA
2Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
3GNS Science, Avalon, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
4Steinmann Institute, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
5Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
†Present address: MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

A press release about this publication can be found on the Victoria University of Wellington’s website.

Click on this link for a copy of the paper.