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.