Test WG summary module PALSEA2


The greatest uncertainty in future sea-level rise is the responses of Earth’s remaining ice sheets. The geologic record provides archives of how ice sheets and sea level responded to past climate warming. PALSEA2 provides constraints on past sea-level rise ice-sheet change to improve understanding of future sea-level rise.
To subscribe to the PALSEA2 mailing list or enquire about how to get involved, contact Prof. Anders Carlson.


- Document and synthesize data on rates, patterns, and budgets of sea-level variability during Quaternary/Pliocene warm periods and assess the ability of numerical and semi-empirical models to simulate these observations.
- Estimate the sea-level/ice-sheet response time (and governing processes) to past “warm” climates and use this data-driven information to improve future sea-level rise projections; thus bridging the gap between paleo and historical observations and future predictions.


Anders Carlson (Oregon State University)
Andrea Dutton (University of Florida)
Antony Long (Durham University)
Glenn Milne (University of Ottawa)


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roup members brave the cold on Eliot Glacier little ice age moraine. Credit: Paul Walczak.


Dusterhus A, Rovere A, Carlson AE, Horton BP, Klemann V, Tarasov L, Barlow NLM, Bradwell T, Clark J, Dutton A, Gehrels R, Hibbert FD, Hijma MP, Kahn N, Kopp RE, Sivan D & Tornqvist TE. 2016, Palaeo sea-level and ice-sheet databases: problems, strategies and perspectives, Climate of the Past, v.12, p.911-921 (link).
Dutton A, Carlson AE, Long AJ, Milne GA, Clark PU, DeConto R, Horton BP, Rahmstorf S & Raymo ME. 2015, Sea-level rise due to polar ice-sheet mass loss during past warm periods, Science, v.349, p.153 (link).