Re: If Ross Ice Shelf melts, the Sea Level will rise by 15feet

Posted by bobba on Jul 09, 2002 at 07:48
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Re: If Ross Ice Shelf melts, the Sea Level will rise by 15feet (Mike Kremer)

...except I thought Antartica was a huge landmass.

It is. And I always forget the 'c' as well.

I dont really know how much of it is actally standing on land? But I admit I was going by NASA's figures at the end of my second URL.
Any way it'll take a hundred years+ to melt all that.

The vast majority of the ice is on land and if it melted would significantly raise global sea levels. But first it has to melt. Overall, Antarctica is cooling so I don't think were in any danger. Id be more worried about the Greenland ice mass which while stable, as a greater potential for melting than the Antarctic ice mass. Still, let's pretend. What would all that melting ice do to global sea temperatures? If I speculate that it would cause global sea temperatures to fall, what impact would that have on global atmospheric temperatures? If I speculate that it would cause global atmospheric temperatures to fall as well, what impact would both have on precipitation? If I speculate that it would cause less overall precipitation, and precipitation being the main greenhouse gas, what feedback should we expect?

MY GOD!!! JUST THREE SPECULATIONS AWAY FROM THE NEXT ICEAGE!!! DUCK!!!



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