suyts Wrote:
Nov 29, 2012 2:07 AM
More hyperbolic rantings of the delusional. This was yet another GRACE study which has been all over the map on estimates of ice loss. Still, even the extreme estimates from this study isn't anything to wet your pants over. They estimate less than 200gt/yr in ice loss. That represents about 0.5mm of sea level rise. Very scary. Considering the latest studies from the Antarctica and Himalayan range show negligible loss or actual gain of mass, we can say that ice loss isn't going to make much of an impact for many, many years. Zwally et al using ICESat (a satellite built for such endeavors) puts the mass loss at 80-100 gt/yr..... significantly lower than Hang and crew.