Recent loss of floating ice and the consequent sea level contribution: LOSS OF FLOATING ICE

@inproceedings{Shepherd2010RecentLO,
  title={Recent loss of floating ice and the consequent sea level contribution: LOSS OF FLOATING ICE},
  author={Andrew Shepherd and Duncan J. Wingham and David J. Wallis and Katharine A. Giles and Seymour W. Laxon and Aud Venke Sundal},
  year={2010}
}
We combine new and published satellite observations and the results of a coupled ice-ocean model to provide the first estimate of changes in the quantity of ice floating in the global oceans and the consequent sea level contribution. Rapid losses of Arctic sea ice and small Antarctic ice shelves are partially offset by thickening of Antarctic sea ice and large Antarctic ice shelves. Altogether, 746 +/- 127 km(3) yr(-1) of floating ice was lost between 1994 and 2004, a value that exceeds… CONTINUE READING

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