New: Glacier Detachments Can Happen in Seconds

May 16, 2020

7 Responses to “New: Glacier Detachments Can Happen in Seconds”

  1. Sir Charles Says:

    Yes. The impacts of human induced climate change is coming in pulses.

  2. Sir Charles Says:

    Just in case you missed it…

  3. redskylite Says:

    “The scientists are concerned by the changes at Denman’ grounding line because there is potential for the glacier to undergo a rapid and irreversible retreat. As global temperatures rise and atmospheric and ocean circulation changes, warm water is increasingly being pushed against the shores of Antarctica by westerly winds.

    “East Antarctica has long been thought to be less threatened, but as glaciers such as Denman have come under closer scrutiny, we are beginning to see evidence of potential marine ice sheet instability in this region,” said Eric Rignot, a cryospheric scientist at JPL and UCI and one of the study authors. ”

    • grindupbaker Says:

      I’m hoping one day to tie the “increasingly being pushed against the shores of Antarctica by westerly winds” to the strengthening ENSO that started 1995 AD because ENSO is biggish, but I’m getting lazy.

  4. rhymeswithgoalie Says:

    I really hate living in interesting times.

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