Increased snowfall will offset sea level rise from melting Antarctic ice sheet

By the University of Bristol

A new study predicts that any sea level rise in the world’s most southern continent will be countered by an increase in snowfall, associated with a warmer Polar atmosphere. Using modern methods to calculate projected changes to sea levels, researchers discovered that the two ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica respond differently, reflecting their very distinct local climates.

This article appeared on the Phys.org website at https://phys.org/news/2021-08-snowfall-offset-sea-antarctic-ice.html

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