Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm Melting....


The primary contributors to sea level rise are generally believed to be thermal expansion of warming oceans and addition of water to oceans from melting glaciers and ice caps atop Greenland and Antarctica. However, local changes in sea level are relative the land such that, if the land subsides, sea level rises even if there is no additional water. In fact, the land is subsiding along the East Coast, and this might very well be tied to earthquakes such as the one just experienced.

I liked this article.

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