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I really like this video for bringing our attention to something that we see all the time, but don't pay close attention to.
This article summarises glaciers and climate change around the Antarctic Peninsula. This image shows the instrumental record of global average w:temperatures as compiled by the w: NASA’s w: Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Ice core records show that methane and carbon dioxide atmospheric concentrations are higher than at any point in the last 650,000 years (quick check – do you understand the difference between ice shelves, sea ice, ice bergs and marine-terminating glaciers? Higher air temperatures around the Antarctic Peninsula contribute to ice shelf collapse by increasing the amount of meltwater ponding on the surface, you have a recipe for rapid ice shelf disintegration.
This rate of warming is unusual, but not unprecedented. M., Bigler, M., Castellano, E., Cattani, O., Chappellaz, J., Dahl Jensen, D., Delmonte, B., Dreyfus, G., Durand, G., Falourd, S., Fischer, H., Fluckiger, J., Hansson, M. J., Jouzel, J., Kaufmann, P., Kipfstuhl, J., Lambert, F., Lipenkov, V.
These marine-terminating glaciers are affected by both oceanic and atmospheric warming. Most modern sea level rise, and sea level rise predicted over the next 100 years, comes from ocean expansion and the melting of small glaciers and ice caps.
The thinning of these glaciers is bringing them nearer to floatation. However, the amount that the sea level will rise in the future depends not only on temperature, glacier recession and ocean warming and expansion, but also the dynamic behaviour of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
The ice shelf disintegrated very rapidly, with the main event happening over just one warm summer. Note the rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier ice shelf in West Antarctica. Reprinted by permission from Macmillan Publishers Ltd: Nature(Pritchard et al. Ice shelves are warmed from below, and the ice shelves around Pine Island Glacier are thinning and receding. This leads to further thinning, floatation, rapid calving and increased glacier recession Recent sea level rise. W., van den Broeke, M., Weiss, J., Wilhelms, F., Winther, J. From ice-shelf tributary to tidewater glacier: continued rapid glacier recession, acceleration and thinning of Röhss Glacier following the 1995 collapse of the Prince Gustav Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.