Substantial contribution to sea-level rise during the last interglacial from the Greenland ice sheet

  title={Substantial contribution to sea-level rise during the last interglacial from the Greenland ice sheet},
  author={K. Cuffey and S. Marshall},
During the last interglacial period (the Eemian), global sea level was at least three metres, and probably more than five metres, higher than at present. Complete melting of either the West Antarctic ice sheet or the Greenland ice sheet would today raise sea levels by 6–7 metres. But the high sea levels during the last interglacial period have been proposed to result mainly from disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet, with model studies attributing only 1–2 m of sea-level rise to… Expand

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