03 Jul '11, 5pm

Sea-levels to be driven higher by warming currents undermining ice-shelves #environment #news

Sea-levels to be driven higher by warming currents undermining ice-shelves #environment #news

(Image Caption: The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this composite image of Antarctica's ice-covered landscape on January 27, 2009. The surface appears rough where the Transantarctic Mountains curve in a shallow "s" from the shore of the Ross Sea to the Ronne Ice Shelf. The Polar Plateau in the center of the continent is smooth, shaded only by the faint shadow cast by clouds. The Weddell Sea is textured with chunks of sea ice. Image Credit: NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.) Hidden layers of warming oceanic waters, snaking around the coast of Greenland and Antarctica, could drive forward the melting of their glaciers faster than previously predicted. This newly described mechanism, modeled in detail in a paper in Nature Geoscience , is the latest piece of evidence making a 3-foot rise in ...

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