08 Feb '12, 9pm

Green Blog: From 2 Satellites, the Big Picture on Ice Melt

From 2 Satellites, the Big Picture on Ice Melt By JOANNA M. FOSTER NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Colorado Average changes in ice thickness in centimeters per year from 2003 to 2010, as measured by NASA’s Grace satellites, in each of the world’s ice caps and glacier systems outside of Greenland and Antarctica. Blue represents ice mass loss, while red represents ice mass gain. Melting glaciers and ice caps are perhaps the most striking illustrations of the effects of global climate change. Surprisingly, however, there is relatively little data on just how fast the ice is disappearing. Now, a new paper from researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive numbers on glacier and ice cap melt worldwide. The research, published in the journal Nature , calculates that from 2003 to 2010, the world’s glaciers and ice caps lost about 1...

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