Ice sheets ‘talk’ to each other across the planet

"Our results highlight how interconnected the Earth system is, with changes in one part of the planet driving changes in another."

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Ice sheets ‘talk’ to each other across the planet

"Our results highlight how interconnected the Earth system is, with changes in one part of the planet driving changes in another."

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~6 min

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Sunny-day flooding linked to sea level, moon orbit

A pattern among the moon, sun, and sea level could help predict sunny-day flooding, say researchers.

Alisson Clark-Florida • futurity
Oct. 20, 2020 ~4 min

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Darwin’s theory about atolls is ‘beautiful’ but wrong

Charles Darwin's theory about the formation of atolls is elegant, but doesn't reflect key information: sea level. Researchers now correct his work.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Oct. 13, 2020 ~12 min

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Moving delta rivers to bring floods to new places

Climate change will bring river avulsion, or jumping course, farther inland, predict researchers. It could mean floods in places that haven't had to worry.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
Oct. 5, 2020 ~8 min

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Oceans could rise more than a foot by 2100

If greenhouse gases continue apace, Greenland and Antarctica's shrinking ice sheets could add 15 inches to sea level rise by 2100, researchers warn.

Charlotte Hsu-Buffalo • futurity
Sept. 24, 2020 ~7 min

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Yes, human activity is to blame for sea-level rise

New research digs into the history of sea-level rise and confirms that modern changes do result from human activity.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Antarctica, Greenland losing 318 gigatons of ice a year

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have lost 318 gigatons of ice a year for 16 years. Just one gigaton would fill 400,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Hannah Hickey-UW • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~9 min

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Giant ice machine leads to glacier ‘slip law’

The huge machine keeps ice at the right temperature to examine how melting glaciers slide. It led to a new "slip law" to benefit future research.

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
April 3, 2020 ~5 min

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Ancient records of Bering Strait flooding offer fresh insights

Tamara Pico, a postdoctoral fellow, is using records of flooding in the Bering Strait to make inferences about how the ice sheets that covered North America responded to the warming climate, and how their melting might have contributed to climate changes.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Feb. 26, 2020 ~6 min

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