Tag Archive for 'sea-ice'

Warm sea currents undermining West Antarctic glaciers

December 11th, 2012 by University of Gothenburg

The ice sheet in West Antarctica is melting faster than expected. New observations published by oceanographers from the University of Gothenburg and the US may improve our ability to predict future changes in ice sheet mass. The research was published in the paper “Persistent inflow of warm water onto the central Amundsen shelf” in the […]

Our greenhouse gas emissions so far will cause sea level to rise inexorably for thousands of years

October 1st, 2012 by Institute of Physics

Our greenhouse gas emissions up to now have triggered an irreversible warming of the Earth that will cause sea-levels to rise for thousands of years to come, new research has shown. The results come from a study, published in a paper ‘Millennial total sea-level commitments projected with the Earth system model of intermediate LOVECLIM’ on […]

Union of Concerned Scientists finds that climate change makes major snowstorms more likely

March 5th, 2011 by Union of Concerned Scientists

Global warming is “loading the dice” to increase the frequency of record-setting snowstorms like those that have pounded the United States and Europe the past two winters, according to scientists participating in a telephone press conference held on 1 March 2011 by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a […]

Researchers from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research find that Global Warming could cool down temperatures in winter

November 17th, 2010 by Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The overall warming of the earth’s northern half could result in cold winters. The shrinking of sea-ice in the eastern Arctic causes some regional heating of the lower levels of air – which may lead to strong anomalies in atmospheric airstreams, triggering an overall cooling of the northern continents, a study recently published in the […]