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Greenland, Antarctic Ice Melting Faster Than Expected

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.
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NASA notes sea level is falling in press release – but calls it a “Pothole on Road to Higher Seas”

Academics / General Science : Watts Up With That? (3 years ago)

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

Changing Antarctic waters could trigger steep rise in sea levels

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (21 hours ago)

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 metre rise in global sea level. The re... Read Post

Team advances understanding of the Greenland Ice Sheet's meltwater channels

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (16 hours ago)

An international research team's field work, drilling and measuring melt rates and ice sheet movement in Greenland is showing that things are, in fact, more complicated than we thought. "Although the Greenland Ice Sheet initially sp... Read Post


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