The Greenland ice sheet is melting faster than forecast
According to current data, the rate of melting of glaciers over the 20th and 21st century has significantly accelerated.
The Greenland ice sheet is melting faster schedules – the rate has reached record levels. This is stated in the report, published in the journal Phys.org.
According to the study, the melting steadily and steadily until the mid-19th century, but in the 20-21 century the pace has accelerated.
The current rate of melting of the shield is a record for the last thousand years. Because of this, professionals may have to reconsider the pace of replenishment of the world ocean.
In General, noted a fifty percent increase in the total volume of melt water in the ice cover since the start of the industrial era. And since the beginning of the 20th century is celebrated also thirty percent growth.
This is the melting of the Greenland shield is one of the most important factors influencing the increase in global sea level.
“Greenland is now much more sensitive to further increase in temperature than it was just 50 years ago,” the authors of the study.
Earlier it was reported that the satellite took a catastrophic melting of the glacier Dome Vavilov, located in the Arctic.
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