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2011-01-21 13:55:00

Scientists reported on Friday that Greenland's icesheet shed a record amount of melted snow and ice in 2010. The study found that the 2010 runoff was twice the average annual loss in Greenland over the previous three decades, surpassing a record set in 2007. According to the paper, ice melt has now topped this benchmark every year since 1996. Greenland's icesheet could drive up ocean levels by about 23 feet if it melted, drowning coastal cities around the world. No credible projections...

2011-01-21 00:00:48

High-Resolution Video, Photos Available Upon Request New York (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011 New research shows that 2010 set new records for the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, expected to be a major contributor to projected sea level rises in coming decades. "This past melt season was exceptional, with melting in some areas stretching up to 50 days longer than average," said Dr. Marco Tedesco, Director of the Cryosphere Processes Laboratory at the City College of New York (CCNY...

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2011-01-10 09:20:00

Global climate change could eliminate three-fourths of the alpine glaciers in Europe within the next century and add four meters to sea levels by the year 3000, according to a new study published Sunday in the online journal Nature Geoscience. The study, which was written by scientists at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis at the University of Victoria and the University of Calgary's Department of Geography, involved the creation and analysis of a full climate model...

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2010-12-22 08:08:26

By David Malmquist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science A new study of local sea-level trends by researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) brings both good and bad news to localities concerned with coastal inundation and flooding along the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Dr. John Boon, the study's lead author, says the good news is that "absolute sea level in Chesapeake Bay is rising only about half as fast as the global average rise rate." The bad news, says Boon, is that...

2010-12-09 13:11:50

Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration "“ and eventual loss "“ of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature, according to a University of British Columbia study. The ice sheet consists of layers of compressed snow and covers roughly 80 per cent of the surface of Greenland. Since the 1990s, it has been documented to be losing approximately 100 billion tonnes of ice per year "“ a process that most scientists agree...

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2010-12-08 08:21:22

Archaeologists warn that the world's treasures of the past are in danger of being destroyed due to risks from inevitable climate change. As ice caps melt, deserts grow, oceans rise and hurricanes become stronger -- all forecasted effects of man-made global warming -- the heavy toll on world heritage is a real threat, fears Henri-Paul Francfort of the CNRS research institute. Francfort heads a French archaeological team in Central Asia that played an important role in the excavation of the...

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2010-12-02 08:45:33

Many coastal wetlands worldwide "” including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast "” may be more sensitive than previously thought to climate change and sea-level rise projections for the 21st century. U.S. Geological Survey scientists made this conclusion from an international research modeling effort published today in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, a publication of the American Geophysical Union. Scientists identified conditions under which coastal wetlands could...

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2010-12-01 14:08:31

Southampton researchers have estimated that  sea-level rose by an average of about 1 meter per century at the end of the last Ice Age, interrupted by rapid "Ëœjumps' during which it rose by up to 2.5 meters per century. The findings, published in Global and Planetary Change, will help unravel the responses of ocean circulation and climate to large inputs of ice-sheet meltwater to the world ocean. Global sea level rose by a total of more than 120 meters as the vast ice sheets of...

2010-11-29 14:29:11

Arctic communities forced to adapt their work, diet and decision making Five years of social science research in Canada's arctic has taught one University of Guelph geography professor a thing or two about climate change's "human face." Barry Smit is the Canada Research Chair in Global Environmental Change, and since 2005 he's studied how Arctic communities have tried to adapt to the rising temperatures caused by major shifts in global weather patterns. The human dimension of climate change...

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2010-11-27 08:15:00

The U.K. Met Office's Hadley Center said that the global temperature has jumped over the past 160 years, but short-term trends in temperature and sea ice seem to be at odds with each other and needs more research. The Hadley Center found several factors that indicate a warming world and said 2010 has been one of the warmest years on record. The report used the work of over 20 institutions around the world and a range of measurements from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations, ocean...


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2013-04-01 10:39:21

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment. Two key factors have contributed to the observed sea level rise. The first is thermal expansion: as the ocean water warms, it expands. The second is from the influence of land-based ice because of increased melting. The major store of water on land is found in the glaciers and the ice sheets. The rising of sea levels is one of several lines of...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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