15 Jun '11, 3pm

Earth Matters: Arctic Melt Raises Sea Levels and Reinforces Global Warming #NASA

Earth Matters: Arctic Melt Raises Sea Levels and Reinforces Global Warming #NASA

1. The past six years (2005 – 2010) make up the warmest period ever recorded in the region, and these warm temperatures are causing changes. 2. Changes in snow cover and sea ice are interacting with the climate to increase warming. (More on this topic in a recent image of the day. ) 3. Snow and sea ice cover a smaller area and are present for a less of the year, while permafrost is warming. 4. The largest and most permanent bodies of ice in the Arctic, including multi-year sea ice, mountain glaciers, and the Greenland ice sheet, have melted faster since 2000 than in the previous decade. (The Greenland work was also the topic of a recent image of the day. ) 5. Model results reported in the last IPCC report underestimated how quickly sea ice is changing. 6. By 2050, snow will be deeper in places, but last for a shorter period of time. 7. The Arctic Ocean will be nearly ice-f...

Full article: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2011/...

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