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A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the bedrock below.
The public and policymakers alike were caught off guard when Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the US last fall. But the majority of the destruction came from the storm surge and flooding that followed the storm.
Ocean data collected over 135 years ago by the crew of the HMS Challenger oceanographic expedition has helped confirm global warming.
Alaska’s melting glaciers remain one of the largest contributors to the world’s rising sea levels.
A new study reveals that the world's collection of small glaciers are contributing just as much to global sea rise as the two massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.
If someone said “climate refuge” to you, what would come to mind? More than likely, the image of someone from a small tropical island in the Pacific, or of a low-lying delta like in Bangladesh – places where residents have been forced out of their homes by sea-level rise.
A new study presents a sophisticated computer model that provides fresh insight into the impact of climate change on the production of icebergs by Greenland glaciers. The model also demonstrates the shape of the ground beneath the ice has a strong effect on its movement.
In 2009, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC), a body that controls and regulates coastal development in North Carolina, asked 13 members of its advisory Science Panel to prepare a report on the state of sea-level rise in North Carolina.
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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