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Animations Show the Melting Arctic Sea Ice, and What the Earth Would Look Like When All of the Ice Melts

in Current Affairs, Science | May 24th, 2017

http://m.newslocker.com/en-us/news/culture-and-media/animations-show-the-melting-arctic-sea-ice-and-what-the-earth-would-look-like-when-all-of-the-ice-melts/view/



It's no secret that climate change has been taking a toll on the Arctic. But it's one thing to read about it, another thing to see it in action. Above you can watch an animation narrated by NASA's cryospheric scientist Dr. Walt Meier. Documenting changes between 1984 and 2016, the animation lets you see the Arctic sea ice shrinking. As the important perennial sea ice diminishes, the remaining ice cover "almost looks gelatinous as it pulses through the seasons." For anyone interested, an updated version of this visualization can be downloaded in HD here.
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/4510

If you're curious what this could all lead to--well, you can also watch a harrowing video that models what would happen when all the ice melts and the seas rise some 216 feet. It isn't pretty. The video below is based on the 2013 National Geographic story, "What the World Would Look Like if All the Ice Melted." http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2013/09/rising-seas-ice-melt-new-shoreline-maps/



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littlemissmartypants Sep 2019 OP
CrispyQ Sep 2019 #1
FirstLight Sep 2019 #2
jalan48 Sep 2019 #3
The Wielding Truth Sep 2019 #4
riversedge Sep 2019 #5
dixiegrrrrl Sep 2019 #7
Uncle Joe Sep 2019 #6
BigmanPigman Sep 2019 #8
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2019 #11
BigmanPigman Sep 2019 #12
world wide wally Sep 2019 #9
dalton99a Sep 2019 #10

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:44 PM

1. Both are worth watching. -nt

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:46 PM

2. we're screwn...

Literally...

You know what nobody talks about is that ALL the "models" have been blown out of the water in the last 10 years...Stuff they were telling us that wasn't gonna happen for 50-100 years is happening already. So ya, basically...it's not 2100 we gotta worry about, it's 2035-2040...

My 18 yr old daughter is now saying stuff like "we're all gonna die in 20 years, so fuckit"


It's terrifying AND heartbreaking. the Earth will recover long after she's been cleansed of US....I hope

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:46 PM

3. K&R

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 12:59 PM

4. Al Gore warned the world. He tried to give us some time. Some of us believed him. Few of us acted.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 02:47 PM

5. florida completely gone. trumps sharpie would zap out lots of Alabama also.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 06:30 PM

7. Mobile floods in normal rain.


The older part of the city. Some areas have a bit of elevation, which is nice when our monsoons come to visit.
A cat 4-5.....all bets are off.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 03:41 PM

6. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread littlemissmartypants.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Sep 5, 2019, 07:33 PM

8. This is probably a stupid question but

if frozen ice that melts doesn't add anything to the sea level, will the sea level rise from the warmer oceans that are absorbing the heat as opposed to white ice which reflects the heat of the sun?

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 01:18 PM

11. 2 things raise the sea level: ice that is currently on land, and the warmer oceans

While floating ice doesn't raise sea level, if the ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica melt, they run into the oceans. Yes, warmer oceans expand, so the level rises. The two effects are fairly close, it's thought.

Thermosteric sea-level rise was estimated to account for approximately one-quarter of the observed rate of global sea-level rise from 1961 to 2003, contributing 0.32 0.12 mm yr-1 down to 700 m depth and 0.42 0.12 mm yr-1 down to 3000 m depth. For the last 10 years of that period (19932003), the contribution of thermal expansion was estimated to have increased to 1.5 0.5 mm yr-1 above 700 m and 1.6 0.5 mm yr-1 above 3,000 m, about half of the observed rate of global sea-level rise.
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The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report estimated that losses from glaciers and ice caps contributed 0.58 0.18 mm yr-1 to sea-level rise from 1961 to 2003 and 0.77 0.22 mm yr-1 from 1993 to 2003 (Bindoff et al., 2007), with the most rapid ice losses occurring in Patagonia, Alaska, northwest United States, and southwest Canada (Lemke et al., 2007).

https://www.nap.edu/read/13389/chapter/5#34

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 8, 2019, 04:46 PM

12. OK, I think I get it now. Thanks!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 12:11 AM

9. That second one is scary!

I hope it's an eye opener

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Sep 6, 2019, 08:40 AM

10. R.I.P. Florida Man




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