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Laser Satellite Altimetry Documents Extreme Polar Ice Changes

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avatar Laser Satellite Altimetry Documents Extreme Polar Ice Changes
September 26, 2009 09:27AM
Laser Satellite Ice Sheet Measurements Document Extreme Melting
http://www.earth-stream.com/outpage.php?s=18&id=206642
After analyzing 50 million laser measurements from a NASA satellite, British scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have painted a frightening picture for Greenland and Antarctica, with glaciers melting at extreme rates. While the fact that polar ice is melting is not breaking news, the rate at which it is moving, and the method for gathering the technology is surprising. .....

reported in Nature http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature08471.html



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avatar Re: Laser Satellite Altimetry Documents Extreme Polar Ice Changes
September 26, 2009 09:31AM
And a similar story from "the Onion":
http://www.earth-stream.com/outpage.php?s=18&id=206678

When one scientist was confronted with the new information about the Polar Ice Caps thinning he responded, "No sheet?"



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Laser Satellite Altimetry Documents Extreme Polar Ice Changes
September 27, 2009 12:40PM
The Onion is amazingly creative. "Cat General Declares War On String May Be Unwinnable." LOL

So the polar ice caps are melting at a rate alarming to some people. Where's the dramatic rise in sea level?
avatar Re: Laser Satellite Altimetry Documents Extreme Polar Ice Changes
September 27, 2009 02:58PM
avatar Re: Laser Satellite Altimetry Documents Extreme Polar Ice Changes
September 27, 2009 03:32PM
Hardly dramatic. A little less than eight inches over 120 years. Wow.
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