Greenland glaciers melt faster with 30% than a decade ago, melting is slower than the worst case scenario envisioned by scientists.
If the melting rate will remain at this level, glaciers in Greenland will increase ocean levels by 10 centimeters by 2100.
Adding all the causes of rising sea levels, researchers estimate that by the end of this century ocean planet will increase by 90 centimeters in height.
Commenting on the findings of glaciers in Greenland, Twila Moon, an expert in the study of glaciers at Washington University, said that “once,” the rate of glacier “meant a slow motion, this is no longer valid today.”
The researcher says the study indicates that “worst case scenario that we imagine we do not seem to materialize at this time”. “So even if it is not good news, there is no negative news,” added Moon.
Calculations were made by studying satellite over 200 glaciers. The study was published in the prestigious scientific journal Science.
The results may seem encouraging if compared with predictions made in previous years. The 2008 study said that if the worst case scenario, glaciers in Greenland could contribute to increasing ocean up to 49 centimeters by 2100.
Glaciers are melting from higher temperatures recorded during summer in Greenland, recorded an average increase of 1 degree Celsius in the last decade.
A famous glacier in northwest Greenland, Jakobshavn titled show a rapid melting, losing 11.3 km per year. Thus, the glacier loses 1 meter of ice per hour. Eric Rignot, a glacier expert at the University of California, says that a person can see the melting glacier watching him 20 minutes.
Source: Daily Mail