May 8, 2012 at 11:41 am
“Give us more money or we will publish an answer that you will really not like.” Ha ha ha ha
From the National Science Foundation: Press Release 12-088
Analysis of Speed of Greenland Glaciers Gives New Insight for Rising Sea Level
Researchers determine that although glaciers continue to increase in velocity, the rate at which they can dump ice into the ocean is limited
Jakobshavn Isfjord (ice fjord)–the largest outlet glacier on Greenland’s West Coast. Credit and Larger Version
Changes in the speed that ice travels in more than 200 outlet glaciers indicates that Greenland’s contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century could be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible.
The finding comes from a paper funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA and published in today’s journal Science.
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