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Mantle Influences Long-Term Sea-Level Rise Estimates
2013-05-24 04:51:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many climate models that are based on ancient sea levels warn about the impending dangers of modern-day sea level rise, but what if the Earth beneath our shorelines has shifted over millions of years? According to a new paper in Science Express, the North American shoreline of over 3 million years ago sits more than 280 feet above the modern sea level from Virginia to Florida. Using computer modeling to account for sediment buildup...

Earth’s Ice Sheets More Stable Than Once Thought
2013-05-17 10:44:21

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For decades, researchers have used ancient shorelines to predict the stability of today´s largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. High shoreline markings from three million years ago as Earth was going through a warm period were thought to be evidence of a high sea level due to ice sheet collapse at the time — an assumption that has led many scientists to believe that if the world´s largest ice sheets collapsed...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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