Greenland's Ice Cap is Melting at a Frighteningly Fast Rate
The same satellites tracking Greenland's ice cap also are monitoring the melt rate of ... flow of fresh water -- most of it from glaciers melting on Greenland's eastern coast -- is already beginning to change the composition of the ocean's salt water ...
Scientists link climate change to increased ice in the Antarctic
Basically, a layer of fresh ... calculate the salt content and temperature of the water from 1985 to 2010. They were able to use that data to conclude that this cool cap on the ocean is indeed what has caused the increased sea-ice in Antartica.
The dangers in Antarctic ice
"In West Antarctica, the situation is particularly bad," Sridhar Anandakrishnan, a glaciologist at Penn State University, told The Wall Street Journal. "The ice is flowing faster, which puts more water into the ocean." The studies didn't consider melting ...
The Antarctic’s Ice Paradox
It’s no secret that the ice sheet is melting in Greenland. Last year, the Arctic ice cap shrunk to ... Carleton said. As fresh water melts into the ocean it decreases the salinity of the seawater, he explained. Water with less salt content freezes ...
The Vanishing Arctic Ice Cap
As the continents continued to move, climatic changes brought about by shifts in water and air currents caused the Earth to gradually cool down. It was formed from the fresh ... as the ice cap recedes, shipping lanes between the Atlantic and Pacific ...