Articles tagged "sea level rise"

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West Antarctic Ice Sheet breaking apart from the inside out

A new study has found the glacier bounding the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is breaking apart from the inside out. The Pine Island Glacier, one of the glaciers which will probably rapidly retreat, forms an important part of the ice shelf of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet....

November 30, 2016

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Increased flooding, accelerated sea-level rise in Miami since 2006, Florida

A new study found that Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida. The study, made by researchers from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric...

April 05, 2016

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Study suggests current changes in the ocean around Antarctica could trigger steep rise in sea levels

A new study suggests that current conditions in the ocean around Antarctica​ could led to the rapid melting of Antarctic ice and an abrupt 3-4 meter rise in global sea level. Warming in parts of Antarctica is causing land-based ice to melt, adding massive amounts of

October 06, 2014

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Coastal erosion caused by rising sea level is greater than previously thought

The anticipated rise in sea levels due to climate change will result in coastlines receding worldwide through erosion. Rising sea level inundates low-lying areas, converts wetlands to open water, erodes beaches, exacerbates flooding, and increases the salinity of

September 08, 2012

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SREX summary by IPCC - Managing the risks of extreme events and disasters to advance climate change adaptation

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a summary of its special report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation - SREX. The summary was released after three years of assessing climate

November 29, 2011

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Satellites mapping ice flows in the Antarctic

High above the earth, satellites are now mapping ice flows in the Antarctic, providing vital information on the progress of climate change for the first time.NASA funded the researchers, who published their results this week in Science Express. The map they have

August 20, 2011

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Melting glaciers alter Earth's gravity

Melting glaciers can alter Earth's gravity field, scientists have found, a discovery that is shedding light on when Greenland and Antarctica began heavily melting. Knowing the timing of this melting could help climate scientists make better estimates of the potential

August 17, 2011

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Ice loss following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves

An international team of researchers has combined data from multiple sources to provide the clearest account yet of how much glacial ice surges into the sea following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves.The work by researchers at the University of Maryland,

July 25, 2011

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Australia evaluates sea level threats

Australia’s major cities are all coastal. Confirmed sea level rises, combined with ongoing severe coastal erosion, have been worrying people for the last decade. It’s now looking like the famous Australian beachside lifestyle is riding on the tides.The problem

June 05, 2011