Tag Archive for 'ice loss'

West Antarctic ice sheet among the fastest-warming regions on Earth

December 23rd, 2012 by Ohio State University

Research published in the paper ‘Central West Antarctica among the most rapidly warming regions on Earth‘ in Nature Geoscience states that the western part of the ice sheet is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. This discovery raises concern about the future contribution of melt water from Antarctica to sea level rise. […]

Greater Antarctic snowfall increases future ice loss and sea level rise

December 18th, 2012 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Earlier research suggested the Antarctic ice sheet might grow under climate change because global warming leads to more precipitation as warmer air holds more moisture. New research finds that stronger snowfall increases future ice discharge from Antarctica. The paper “Increased future ice discharge from Antarctica owing to higher snowfall” published in Nature shows that a […]