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At the current rate of melting ... | 189 comments | Create New Account
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At the current rate of melting ...
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, July 30 2012 @ 08:01 PM EDT
As I said before, even if the rate of flow of the glaciers out of the Greenland
and Antarctic ice sheets increases to 100x their current rate, it will still
take many decades to move that much ice out into the oceans. It is a simple
matter of volume.

I worry more about surface melting episodes like Greenland just had. If they
become usual, that can take many feet off the surface every year. That water
will help warm the lower portions of the ice sheet and that could lead for even
faster melting at the lower levels. If the water doesn't flow out immediately,
it will serve to distribute ground warmth up cracks deep into the ice sheet
which will accelerate the melting.

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