HomeAboutActivitiesMapsPhotosPublicationsNews
 
Home >> Vital Climate Change Graphics for Latin America and ... >> Sea level rise caused by the melting of mountain and subpolar glaciers
File type Download Size Language
.pdf .pdf Download 43 kb -
.eps .eps Download 315 kb -
.jpg .jpg Download 637 kb -
.ai .ai Download 107 kb -
Uploaded on Tuesday 21 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal

Sea level rise caused by the melting of mountain and subpolar glaciers

Year: 2010 Author: Viktor Novikov, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Description:
Another process that results in rising sea levels is the addition of water mass from land ice. Melting glaciers and ice caps, as well as the vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, raise sea-levels if their water mass enters the ocean as melted water or icebergs (Pritchard et al. 2009, Steig et al. 2009, Velicogna 2009). Furthermore, it is estimated that melting of tropical glaciers (most of them are considered small) could cause an increase in sea level of less than 0.1mm, but melting of all the world mountain glaciers would produce an increase of 24 cm and the melting of ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica would produce 0.72 m sea level rise (CAN, 2007).
Views: 550     Downloads: 298     Rating: 4
Global emissions of carbon dioxide, 2006
Re-infestation by 'Aedes aegypti'
Deteriorated forest hotspots
Energy supply in Latin America
Forest conservation and sustainable management initiatives
Index of biodiversity potential in Central America
Energy intensity in Latin America and the Caribbean
Carbon intensity of energy use: Percentage growth from 1980