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Understanding how the Antarctic ice sheet will respond to global warming relies on knowledge of how it has behaved in the past. The use of numerical models, the only means to quantitatively predict the future, is hindered by limitations to topographic data both now and in the past, and in knowledge of how subsurface oceanic, glaciological and hydrological processes interact. Incorporating the variety and interplay of such processes, operating at multiple spatio-temporal scales, is critical to modeling the Antarctic’s system evolution and requires direct observations in challenging locations. As these processes do not observe disciplinary boundaries neither should our future research.


A Publisher Correction to this article was published on 11 July 2018

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Colloni, F., De Santis, L., Siddoway, C. S., Bergamasco, A., Golledge, N. R., Lohmann, G., . . . Siegert, M. J. (2018). Spatio-temporal variability of processes across Antarctic ice-bed-ocean interfaces. Nature Communications, 9, 14. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04583-0