Greenland’s Ice Cores Analysis adds to Historical Record and may provide Glimpse into the Future of Climate

January 25, 2013 – The International North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project results indicate that melting of Antarctic ice sheet may have contributed to sea level rise more than melting of the Greenland ice sheet some 100,000 years ago. A new study that provides surprising details on changes in Earth’s climate from more than 100,000 years ago indicates that the last interglacial (the period between “ice ages”) was warmer than previously thought and may be a good analog for future climate, as greenhouse gases increase in the atmosphere and…

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Portions of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet are warming twice as fast as previously thought

Study findings could have important implications for global sea-level rise December 24, 2012 – A new study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) finds that the western part of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is experiencing nearly twice as much warming as previously thought. The findings were published online this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. NSF manages the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP) and coordinates all U.S. research and associated logistics on the southernmost continent and in the surrounding Southern Ocean. The temperature record from Byrd Station,…

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