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Changes within the seawater beneath the floating sea ice may be accelerating change in the Arctic and beyond London (PRWeb UK) January 26, 2011 A â€˜thin blue lineâ€™ of fresh water immediately beneath the Arctic sea ice may hold the key to understanding changes in ocean current s that influence the prevailing climate of Europe and the East Coast of North America.
Scientists reported on Friday that Greenland's icesheet shed a record amount of melted snow and ice in 2010.
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,â€ said Dr.
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.
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.
Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration â€“ and eventual loss â€“ of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature.
Archaeologists warn that the worldâ€™s treasures of the past are in danger of being destroyed due to risks from inevitable climate change.
Many coastal wetlands worldwide â€” including several on the U.S. Atlantic coast â€” may be more sensitive than previously thought to climate change and sea-level rise projections for the 21st century.
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 â€˜jumpsâ€™ during which it rose by up to 2 and a half meters per century.
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."
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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