A Reconciled Estimate of Glacier Contributions to Sea Level Rise: 2003 to 2009

  title={A Reconciled Estimate of Glacier Contributions to Sea Level Rise: 2003 to 2009},
  author={Alex S. Gardner and Geir Moholdt and J. Graham Cogley and Bert Wouters and Anthony A. Arendt and John M. Wahr and Etienne Berthier and Regine Hock and W. Tad Pfeffer and Georg Kaser and Stefan R. M. Ligtenberg and Tobias Bolch and Martin J. Sharp and Jon Ove Hagen and Michiel R. van den Broeke and Frank Paul},
  pages={852 - 857}
Melting Away We assume the Greenland and Antarctica ice sheets are the main drivers of global sea-level rise, but how large is the contribution from other sources of glacial ice? Gardner et al. (p. 852) synthesize data from glacialogical inventories to find that glaciers in the Arctic, Canada, Alaska, coastal Greenland, the southern Andes, and high-mountain Asia contribute approximately as much melt water as the ice sheets themselves: 260 billion tons per year between 2003 and 2009, accounting… Expand

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