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Ice and sea level: News links for February 2019


Melting Ice: Sword of Damocles

Arctic ice


CBC News [Canada]   Expect more extreme hurricanes on the East Coast due to faster ice melts in Greenland, study says

Guardian   Greenland's ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study

Guardian   Military buildup in Arctic as melting ice reopens northern borders

IOP Science   Global sea-level contribution from Arctic land ice: 1971–2017

Straits Times [Singapore]   Melting sea ice sparks debate on tourism and shipping in the Arctic

Antarctic ice

Associated Press   Antarctica is losing ice 6 times faster today than in 1980s

BBC News   Major expedition targets Thwaites Glacier

Independent   Antarctica's annual ice loss six times greater than 40 years ago, Nasa research shows

Reuters   Antarctica's melt quickens, risks meters of sea level rise: study

Washington Post   Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s, new research finds

Academic articles about Antarctic ice

NASA   Huge Cavity in Antarctic Glacier Signals Rapid Decay

National Snow & Ice Data Centre   A record low start to the year in Antarctica

Nature   Compounding tropical and stratospheric forcing of the record low Antarctic sea-ice in 2016

Nature   Sustained ocean changes contributed to sudden Antarctic sea ice retreat in late 2016

PNAS   Four decades of Antarctic Ice Sheet mass balance from 1979–2017

Science   East Antarctica’s ice is melting at an unexpectedly rapid clip, new study suggests

Science   Heterogeneous retreat and ice melt of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica

Mountain ice

Guardian   Climate change ravages Turner’s majestic glaciers

Guardian   North American glaciers melting much faster than 10 years ago – study

Guardian   When the ice melts: the catastrophe of vanishing glaciers

Nature Climate Change   Constraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South America

New York Times   Glaciers Are Retreating. Millions Rely on Their Water.


Sea levels: How fast, how much?

Photo Attributions

Banner Photo by: Ian D. Keating

Melting IcePhoto by: Ash

Sea levelsPhoto by: .Martin.

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