Greenland Shed 100 Billions Tons of Ice in 2010

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    Greenland Shed 100 Billions Tons of Ice in 2010
    Greenland rose faster as 100 billion tons of ice melted away
    msnbc.com, Dec. 13, 2011


    A network of GPS stations across southern Greenland has detected that the area lost 100 billion tons of ice due to an unusually warm summer in 2010, researchers report. What's more, removing that much weight has raised parts of the bedrock by a quarter inch more than in recent years.


    Greenland's ice sheet has been seeing a steady melt during the summer months, and those GPS stations in years prior to 2010 typically detected an uplift of 0.59 inches.


    "But a temperature spike in 2010 lifted the bedrock a detectably higher amount over a short five-month period -- as high as 20 mm (0.79 inches) in some locations," Ohio State University said in explaining the research by Michael Bevis, one of its geologists, and others that are part of the POLENET research network.


    Bevis described the findings at a conference of the American Geophysical Union, saying he's convinced that the uplift is due to the ice loss.


    "Really, there is no other explanation. The uplift anomaly correlates with maps of the 2010 melting day anomaly. In locations where there were many extra days of melting in 2010, the uplift anomaly is highest."


    He added that the findings also have implications for sea levels.


    "Pulses of extra melting and uplift imply that we'll experience pulses of extra sea level rise. The process is not really a steady process," he said.
    Experts had earlier estimated that Greenland between 1961 and 2003 saw years that ranged from 25 billion tons of new ice to years where 60 billion tons were lost. Years since then have seen even higher shrinkage.


    100 billion tons of ice melting from Greenland's ice sheet translates into a global sea level increase of about .01 inches.


    The team first reported that ice sheets, which can be thousands of feet thick, suppress bedrock in 2008, when they discussed findings from similar GPS sensors on Antarctica.


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    The PBS Nova program Extreme Ice explains where the water comes from...
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    Massive Lake Found Under Greenland Ice
    December 23, 2013 ~ A massive lake has been found under the ice in Greenland. The 43,500 square kilometer body of water could have major implications for understanding sea level rise.
     
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    Global warming is a natural process that happens, not sure if there is enough money in the world to stop it. I am sure the AGW wealth redistribution system will try it's best though.
     
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    I thought Obama stopped the sea rising?
     
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    Wouldn't sending a few nukes down toba reverse it???? I dare not say Yellowstone as you just don't do that to your own country. ;)

    Or maybe explode a few hundred nukes over the ocean....Nuclear winter.
     
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    Posting dire AGW warning on the Internet turns out to be the leading cause of AGW.

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