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Ice-sheet and sea-level changes
Alley, R.B.; Clark, P.U.; Huybrechts, P.; Joughin, I. (2005). Ice-sheet and sea-level changes. Science (Wash.) 310(5747): 456-460
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
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  • Alley, R.B.
  • Clark, P.U.
  • Huybrechts, P., more
  • Joughin, I.

    Future sea-level rise is an important issue related to the continuing buildup of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, with the potential to raise sea level ~70 meters if completely melted, dominate uncertainties in projected sea-level change. Freshwater fluxes from these ice sheets also may affect oceanic circulation, contributing to climate change. Observational and modeling advances have reduced many uncertainties related to ice-sheet behavior, but recently detected, rapid ice-marginal changes contributing to sea-level rise may indicate greater ice-sheet sensitivity to warming than previously considered.

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