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2012-07-11 13:59:22

The cause of rapid sea level rise in the past has been found by scientists at the University of Bristol using climate and ice sheet models.

2012-05-21 09:42:48

It was used to help Apollo astronauts navigate in space, and has since been applied to problems as diverse as economics and weather forecasting, but Harvard scientists are now using a powerful statistical tool to not only track sea level rise over time, but to determine where the water causing the rise is coming from.

Antarctic Octopus Provides Clues To Ice Sheet Collapse
2012-05-10 08:34:34

A joint team of UK and Australian researchers has found that two separate groups of Antarctic octopuses, from the Ross and Weddell seas on different sides of the continent, are almost genetically identical.

Antarctica Ice Sheet May Begin Melting Rapidly By Century's End
2012-05-09 13:58:16

Scientists report in the journal Nature that an Antarctic ice sheet may start to melt rapidly in this century.

Greenland Glacier Acceleration Levels Less Than Originally Feared
2012-05-04 06:55:11

Some of Greenland's glaciers are moving approximately 30% faster than they were a decade ago, contributing to the rising sea level but not reaching worst-case speed levels that experts once feared.

Image 1 - Warm Ocean Currents Cause Ice Loss In Antarctica
2012-04-26 04:55:01

An international team of scientists reported in the journal Nature on Thursday that warm ocean currents are the culprit behind recent ice loss in Antarctica.

Novel Method To Identify Sources Of Global Sea Level Rise
2012-04-24 11:08:34

As the Earth's climate warms, a melting ice sheet produces a distinct and highly non-uniform pattern of sea-level change, with sea level falling close to the melting ice sheet and rising progressively farther away.

Greenland Slipping Away
2012-04-17 05:03:44

Massive releases of meltwater from surface lakes may be causing Greenland to slide ever faster into the ocean, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

Ice Sheet Collapse And Sea-level Rise At The Bølling Warming 14,600 Years Ago
2012-04-06 04:23:00

International scientists have shown that a dramatic sea-level rise occurred at the onset of the first warm period of the last deglaciation, known as the Bølling warming, approximately 14,600 years ago.

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2012-03-30 12:46:25

According to a press release from Europe’s Space administration (ESA) part of Antarctica’s ice sheet has increased in height.


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