Latest Sea level Stories
Covered mostly by a massive ice sheet, Greenland is known for not being very green. But new research suggests otherwise.
Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that new research shows may have led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level.
Although not designed to map changes in Earth’s gravity over time, ESA’s extraordinary satellite has shown that the ice lost from West Antarctica over the last few years has left its signature.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a technical report on Monday revealing that of the top 10 US cities that have seen an increase in nuisance flooding, eight are on the East Coast.
Much of the climate change-related research published recently has focused on the impact of warming temperatures on the West Antarctic ice sheet – but what is it about this region that causes scientists to be so interested in it?
Scientists have developed a new method for revealing how sea levels might rise around the world throughout the 21st century to address the controversial topic of whether the rate of sea level rise is currently increasing.
A new study from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) reveals that a persistent ice discharge into the ocean could be triggered by the melting of just a small volume of ice on East Antarctica's shore.
A new study has developed crucial new information about how the ice ages came about based on newly discovered relationships between deep-sea temperature and ice-volume changes.
MIAMI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of international researchers including
An “extensive” new aquifer discovered in the Greenland Ice Sheet by an international team of researchers contains liquid water year-round, according to research published in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.
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...
A radar altimeter measures altitude above the terrain beneath an aircraft as opposed to a barometric altimeter which provides the distance above a pre-determined datum, usually sea level. Radar is the underpinning principle of the system. Radio waves that are reflected back from the ground are timed in order to calculate speed, distance, and time which are related to the each other and can be used to calculate the distance from one point to another. Lloyd Espenschied invented the radar...
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