Craig Rye, a weather expert from the University of Southampton and other experts from the National Oceanography Center, Scottish Association for Marine Science, and the British Antarctic Survey have proven that the rise of sea level is much faster than earlier believed in the Antarctic coast. They reported that a rise in sea levels has gotten to 2 mm as a result of melting ice glaciers.

This research was published in the journal Nature Geoscience, and it details the fact that the research was carried out through satellite scans and computer simulations. According to the study, about 350 gigatons of freshwater has been added to the sea as a result of melting ice shelves in the Antarctic. This has undoubtedly led to a reduction in the salinity of ocean water.

The sea is taking in freshwater from the melting ice glaciers and floating ice sheets, and the increase in flow of water is diluting the salinity of the sea. Unlike what is believed in global projections, the researchers confirmed through model simulations that the rise in sea level is at a rate faster than otherwise thought.

Researchers believe that this rise in sea levels might impact on global weather and on atmospheric conditions, and it goes a lot to determine global warming among other things. There is hardly anything anyone can do about weather in the Antarctica or about melting of ice or its flow to contribute to rising water levels, it is a natural phenomenon that takes place in all seasons but scientists hope that its impact on man would not be dramatic or threatening in any way.

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    […] Dramatic increase in ocean levels than earlier thought I just read yesterday (Google News) about how the ice in the Artic has “Greatly” expanded in the last two years. If you want to get a “True” reading on the ice fields, watch the last 3 seasons of “Deadliest Catch” on just how much ice is coming into … Read more on The Westside Story […]

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  2. gunnerv1

    These clowns ain’t got a clue. I just read yesterday (Google News) about how the ice in the Artic has “Greatly” expanded in the last two years. If you want to get a “True” reading on the ice fields, watch the last 3 seasons of “Deadliest Catch” on just how much ice is coming into the Bering Sea and how far down it is. It scares the hell out of the Boat Captains and they have seen it all. (Let the FLAK begin!).

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      • gunnerv1

        Dear “Dimwit” You think that I don’t know that “Google ” is not a “Source?” It’s just a collection point that someone say’s “This looks like a “Good Story” lets run it. The “Story” that I was reading came from the “NOAA”, reporting on the “Great” expansion of the “Artic” Ice Field. I know that the base story was about the “Antarctic” Ice Fields, the usual is that while one freezes, the other melts as normal, but not for the last two years. (You shouldn’t call people names just because they don’t agree with your point, it reflects poorly on your upbringing. What happened to your High School Debate Team skills? I’m sorry, I forgot, you were still on the “Short Bus” being escorted to class.).

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