Greenland plays a large role in the gloomy picture painted of probable future sea-level rise

Hanna, Edward (2012) Greenland plays a large role in the gloomy picture painted of probable future sea-level rise. Environmental Research Letters, 7 (4). 041002. ISSN 1748-9326

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Abstract

Goelzer et al (2012) paint a portentous picture of what is likely to happen to the global sea-level over the next 1000 years. This worrying assessment is based on our current best understanding of how the world's giant ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, as well as a quarter of a million smaller glacial ice masses, and the ocean collectively respond to ongoing climate change. Theirs is a state of the science study that integrates these key contributors of sea-level change based on the latest models and current understanding, and an integrated Earth systems modelling approach termed LOVECLIM. As they point out in their study, only a handful of global climate models to date—i.e. models that are used to make predictions of future climate change—incorporate dynamically (fully) coupled ice-sheet models.

Keywords:climate change, future prospect, sea level change, Arctic, Greenland
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F330 Environmental Physics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
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Deposited On:01 Mar 2017 12:36

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