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British scientists say they have created a model of the British and Irish ice sheets that shows they moved in unexpected ways. Durham University researchers said their model reveals for the first time how the glaciers reversed their flows and retreated back into upland regions from where they originated. During the last glacial maximum, around 21,500 years ago, the ice sheets built up on the high land of the Lake District, north Pennines and Scottish Southern Uplands, the researchers said.
The ice sheets that sculpted the landscape of northern Britain moved in unexpected ways and left distinctive egg-shaped features according to new research.
Researchers have confirmed for the first time a link between declining levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and the formation of Antarctic ice caps some 34 million years ago.
Scientists are trying to determine what occurred in Greenlandâ€™s history to cause its glaciers to rapidly melt, and what implications it might have for the earthâ€™s future in light of looming global warming.
Greenland's glaciers are dumping ice into the Atlantic Ocean at an alarming rate, according to a statement by the environmental group Greenpeace on Wednesday.
Experts say one of the largest glaciers in Antarctica is thinning four times faster than it was 10 years ago.
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.
A new study published this week takes scientists a step further in their quest to understand how Antarctica's vast glaciers will contribute to future sea-level rise.
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 say the ongoing melting of the Greenland ice sheet might drive more water than previously thought toward the U.S.
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