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WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica.
A consistent link exists between changes in global mean surface temperature and sea level, resulting in a greater rate of sea-level rise along the US Atlantic coast than that of the past 2,000 years.
Ice sheets have been losing mass at an accelerated rate over the past two decades, and these changes could soon become the dominant contributor to rising global sea levels, a NASA-funded study has discovered.
Hotter summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, according to new research.
According to a study that might help predict rising sea levels linked to climate change, scientists are surprised at how fast coastal ice in Antarctica and Greenland is thinning.
Fossil coral data and temperature records derived from ice-core measurements have been used to place better constraints on future sea level rise, and to test sea level projections.
Scientists say that a number of the United States' most populous east coast cities â€” including New York and Boston â€” could see higher than expected rises in sea levels if Greenlandâ€™s glacial-melt continues at its current rate.
Scientists at a Denmark conference say rising sea levels will have a major negative impact on 1-in-10 humans living in the Earth's low-lying coastal areas. Research presented during this week's International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in Copenhagen shows the upper range of sea level rise by 2100 could be in the range of about 1 meter (3 feet) or possibly more.
New research indicates that the ocean could rise in the next 100 years to a meter higher than the current sea level â€“ which is three times higher than predictions from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC.
As ice melts away from Antarctica, parts of the continental bedrock are rising in response -- and other parts are sinking, scientists have discovered.
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