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Friday, May 17, 2013

Sea level: One-third of its rise comes from melting mountain glaciers

Sea level: One-third of its rise comes from melting mountain glaciers
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) May 17, 2013 - How much all glaciers contribute to global sea-level rise has never been calculated before with this accuracy. An international group of researchers involving two geographers from the University of Zurich has confirmed that melting of glaciers caused about one third of the observed sea-level rise, while the ice sheets and thermal expansion of sea water account for one third each. So far, estimat ... morehttp://www.terradaily.com/reports/Sea_level_One_third_of_its_rise_comes_from_melting_mountain_glaciers_999.html

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