The future of the Greenland Ice Sheet
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA describes research conducted by scientists at the University of Alaska to investigate how human-generated greenhouse gas emissions may affect Greenland.
Using data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge, the team developed a model to analyze how the ice sheet will respond to climate change.
The researchers discovered that the current rate of retreat will contribute between 1 and 4 inches of sea level rise by 2050. In addition, the model showed that Greenland will contribute 5 to 13 inches of sea level rise by the end of this century.
Video Credit: NASA