- PAIS Implementation Plan
- PAIS original proposal
- Report to SCAR 2014
- Mid-term Report to SCAR
- ACE ANTARTIC INVEST White Paper 2009
- Report of the ANTARCTIC AND SOUTHERN OCEAN FUTURE DRILLING WORKSHOP - Portland (Oregon, USA), 13-14 July 2012
The SCAR Scientific Research Programme PAIS (Past Antarctic Ice Sheet dynamics) aims to improve understanding of the sensitivity of East, West, and Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheets to a broad range of climatic and oceanic conditions.
PAIS builds on the success of SCAR-ACE (Antarctic Climate Evolution), but with a new focus on the ice sheet rather than palaeoclimate reconstructions. Study intervals span a range of timescales, including past "greenhouse" climates warmer than today, and times of more recent warming and ice sheet retreat during glacial terminations.