The melting of the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, it is a signal about the health of our planet


Researchers at the University of Washington as well as in the study of the net loss of ice shelves in Antarctica and Greenland.

They have to rely on the data from the two large lasers. It was able to make accurate measurements of the ice sheets are up to date. The result of the fact that the shrinking polar ice caps do result in an increase in the level of the sea. This is a clear indication of the role played by the global warming of the earth’s Area because of the higher temperature of the water is melting the floating ice shelves at first, and then the land-based ice cream. The findings are based on data collected by the satellite was launched into orbit in 2018, when it is compared with the data available from previous studies.

The Daily Mail UK quotes, lead author Benjamin Smith, as saying: “If you look at a glacier or ice sheet for a month, or a year, you’re not going to get a lot of information about what the climate is doing.” He added that the satellites will provide data for extending over many years, and has contributed to the understanding of the long-term changes in the climate.

The loss of ice shelves in Antarctica and Greenland

The researchers have scientifically determined that the loss of the ice shelves, there is a link of sorts to the increase in the level of the sea.

This, in turn, could have disastrous consequences for those who live in the vicinity of the coast. The worst part is that most of the major towns and cities are on the coast, and many of them are Travel places. Of course, the rise in sea level would deprive them of a comfortable stay. This is the point where all of the fans of the area are trying to highlight. The research carried out by NASA and has lent credence to what the environmental activists had been preaching.

The research team also made use of the technical expertise and know-how to perform a realistic comparison. The extracted elements from the previous set, and superimposed with the actual data obtained from the new satellite last year. Then, the team is integrated with other data relevant to the evaluation.

The Daily Mail in the UK, says the findings has been that Greenland has contributed nearly two-thirds of the rise in sea level due to the melting of the antarctic ice sheet and iceberg calving.

The balance came from the Antarctic. The team found that when the ice melts off the shelves, they do not raise the level of the sea. The ice shelves to provide stability for glaciers and ice sheets behind them. The boards act as a barrier, and if they were to disappear, the ground ice to melt and begin to flow more quickly. This would lead to an increase in the level of the sea.

Laser technology, the map of the Antarctica and Greenland ice shelves

According to the ABC, the AU, the NASA was a high-tech, the study of the antarctic ice sheet is melting in Greenland and Antarctica.

Thanks to the cutting-edge technology, scientists today are more confident about their findings. The loss of ice is huge, and its study sheds light on the various aspects of the global warming of the earth. The two satellites will be equipped with a laser altimeter and helped the team to collect the necessary data. The comparison of the data from the past, from the beginning of the 2000s, with the most recent data available from the satellites in 2018 and 2019 and revealed how the character of the ice has changed over the last few years. It’s a loss, it is now extremely in Greenland compared to Antarctica. The former can contribute to two-thirds of the increase in the level of the sea. The majority of the ice loss was as a result of the thinning of coastal glaciers.

Antarctica and its mysteries

Antarctica is the southernmost continent, and very little is known about it. The mass of the ice in this area, it has to do with the effects of climate change. Recently, it faced a nine-day heatwave that has melted large volumes of ice on Eagle Island, in the Antarctic. This can lead to an increase in the level of the sea. Another mystery, a hole opened up in the Antarctic, and scientists are trying to determine the reasons for this. In addition, there is a secret colony of 1.5 million penguins in the Antarctic.

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