Ice In Greenland Miles Four Times Faster Than Ten Years Ago

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The new research of the University of Ohio showed that Greenland ice melt much faster than it was supposed, and the reasons for this are associated with the region of the island that was not even considered as potentially dangerous. This Will Lead to An Accelerated Rise Of The World’s Ocean Level.Ice In Greenland Miles Four Times Faster Than Ten Years Ago
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Scientists, Concerned About the Rise in Sea Level, Have Long Focused on the Southeastern and Northwestern Regions Of Greenland, Where Large Glaciers Border with the Atlantic Ocean. Flooding, These Massive Pieces of Ice Float Into The Water and Eventually Melted. However, A New Study Published in The Pnas Magazine SHOWED THAT THE GREATEST LOSS OF ICE From 2003 to 2013 Occurred in the.

"WHATEVER IT IS, IT IMPOSSIBLE TO EXPLAIN TO THE GLACIERS, BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT SO MANY. So, Ice Melted Away From The Coastline. WE KNEW ABOUT THE PROBLEM WITH GLACIERS, HOWEVER, ONLY NOW I REALIZED THE SERIOUS PROBLEM: AN INCREASING AMOUNT OF ICE MASS WILL LEAVE IN THE FORM OF A MOLE OF WATER IN THE RIVERS, WHICH FALL INTO THE OCEAN, "SAYS THE LEAD AUTHOR Of Michael Bevis.

Scientists Are Monitored by Greenland’s Ice Cover SINCE 2002, After Launching Grabsse (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment), Which Includes Two Satellite Measuring Ice Loss in Greenland. The Data of These Satellites Showed That In The Period From 2002 to 2016, Greenland Lost About 280 Gigaton Ice Per Year, Which Is Equivalent to An Increase in Sea Level At 0.076 Centimeters Annually.

The Bevis Team Used Grace Data and GPS Stations Scattered Throughout The Coast of Greenland to Determine The Changes in the Mass of Ice. Patterns Found by Them Show An Alarming Trend: By 2012, Ice Melted Almost Four Times Faster Than In 2003. AT The Same Time, if from from 102 to 2013, Greenland Lost from 102 to 393 Billion Tons of Ice Per Year, Then Over The Next Year and a Half The Losses Did Not Exceed 75 Billion Tons. The Biggest Discovery for Scientists Was The Fact That The ReaSons For This Gap Were Focused in Southwestern Greenland – That Part of the Island, Which Previous Did Not Make Concerns from Specialists.

According to researchers, this is due to the North Atlantic oscillation (North Atlantic Oscillation) – the process of redistribution of atmospheric masses, which, among other things, brings to the west of Greenland warm air and cloudless weather, which leads to an increased melting Of Ice. Together With Global Warming, The North Atlantic Oscillation Significantly Accelerated The Process Of Ice Loss. Scientists Are Confident, The Situation Will Only Worsen: In The Near Future, Global Warming Will Reach Such A Scale That The Level of Melting Of Snow and Ice 2012 Will Be Achieved and Without The Influence of the North Atlantic Fluctuations.

Bevis Compared The Melting Of The Ice Of Greenland With The Bleaching Of The Corals: As Soon As The Ocean Water Reaches a Certain Temperature, The Corals in this Region Begin to Discolor. Three Large-Scale Cases of Coral Discoloration: The First Was Called by El Niño 1997-1998, and Two Other Events – Two Subsequent El Niño. However, El Niño Cycles Occurred for Millennia, Why Did the Cause The Global Discoloration of Corals Only Since 1997?

"The Fact Is That Temperature of The Sea Surface In The Tropics Increases, Water at the Upper Levels and Air Become Warmer. Water Temperature Fluctuations Caused by El Niño, Determine Global Warming Of The Ocean. Because of the Climate Change, The Base Temperature Was Already Close to the Critical, In Which The Corals Are Discolored, So El Niño Pushes The Temperature Above The Critical Threshold Value. In The Case of Greenland, Global Warming Led to the Fact That Summer Temperatures in A Significant Part of Greenland Also Approached the Melting Point, And The Oscillas In The North Atlantic Only Gave An Additional Push, Which Caused The Melting Of Large Ice Areas, " Explains Beevis.

Scientists Around The World and Before This Study Considered Greenland One of the Main Factors Contributing to the Rise in Sea Level, Mainly Due to Its Glaciers. However, new data, according to the authors of the study, show that scientists must closely monitor the snow cover and ice fields of the island, especially in the southwestern part of Greenland. Implemented GPS systems now control ice reserves in Greenland for most of its perimeter, but in the south-west network is very scarce, so now experts will be engaged in its development.

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