The ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting significantly faster than previously estimated, according to a new international report led by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Unless the trend is reversed, the melting ice sheets will push global sea levels up six inches by 2050, the scientists found.
First map of Antarctica's moving ice: Image courtesy Eric Rignot, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and University of California Irvine A paper published today in the science journal Nature reveals that the melting of Antarctica's ice ... Read Post
From the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab An Update from NASA’s Sea Level Sentinels: Like mercury in a thermometer, ocean waters expand as they warm. This, along with melting glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, drives sea le... Read Post
The exceptional ice-surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet in 2012 was caused by changes that occurred in the jet stream, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. This matters because it means that the Greenland ... Read Post