The SCAR recommendation (Glac-XXIV-2)

At the XXIV Meeting of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, the Working Group on Glaciology made the following recommendation (Glac-XXIV-2).

1. that numerical ice sheet models with realistically proscribed bedrock elevation and other boundary conditions are required to interpret and predict ice sheet changes; and
2. that many National Committees have operated regional, and wider-scale, programmes of measurement of ice sheet thickness and bedrock elevation, the Working Group recommends that National Committees recover and collate historic measurements of ice sheet thickness, and contribute these to the coordinated data compilation and bedrock mapping project, BEDMAP, which will update the existing SPRI bedrock data set.