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Ian Leslie, author of How to Disagree, has written a great Substack post about the dishonest way the liberal left brands anyone who challenges the relentless leftward shift of our public institutions a 'culture warrior'.
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NASA Mission Takes Stock of Earth's Melting Land Ice

category international | environment | press release author Friday February 24, 2012 17:35author by Steve Cole - NASA Report this post to the editors

In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much Earth's melting land ice is adding to global sea level rise.

Using satellite measurements from the NASA/German Aerospace Center Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), the researchers measured ice loss in all of Earth's land ice between 2003 and 2010, with particular emphasis on glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland and Antarctica.

The total global ice mass lost from Greenland, Antarctica and Earth's glaciers and ice caps during the study period was about 4.3 trillion tons (1,000 cubic miles), adding about 0.5 inches (12 millimeters) to global sea level. That's enough ice to cover the United States 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) deep.
Changes in ice thickness (in centimeters per year) during 2003-2010 as measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, averaged over each of the world's ice caps and glacier systems outside of Greenland and Antarctica.
Changes in ice thickness (in centimeters per year) during 2003-2010 as measured by NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites, averaged over each of the world's ice caps and glacier systems outside of Greenland and Antarctica.

"Earth is losing a huge amount of ice to the ocean annually, and these new results will help us answer important questions in terms of both sea rise and how the planet's cold regions are responding to global change," said University of Colorado Boulder physics professor John Wahr, who helped lead the study. "The strength of GRACE is it sees all the mass in the system, even though its resolution is not high enough to allow us to determine separate contributions from each individual glacier."

About a quarter of the average annual ice loss came from glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland and Antarctica (roughly 148 billion tons, or 39 cubic miles). Ice loss from Greenland and Antarctica and their peripheral ice caps and glaciers averaged 385 billion tons (100 cubic miles) a year. Results of the study will be published online Feb. 8 in the journal Nature.

Traditional estimates of Earth's ice caps and glaciers have been made using ground measurements from relatively few glaciers to infer what all the world's unmonitored glaciers were doing. Only a few hundred of the roughly 200,000 glaciers worldwide have been monitored for longer than a decade.

One unexpected study result from GRACE was that the estimated ice loss from high Asian mountain ranges like the Himalaya, the Pamir and the Tien Shan was only about 4 billion tons of ice annually. Some previous ground-based estimates of ice loss in these high Asian mountains have ranged up to 50 billion tons annually.

"The GRACE results in this region really were a surprise," said Wahr, who is also a fellow at the University of Colorado-headquartered Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. "One possible explanation is that previous estimates were based on measurements taken primarily from some of the lower, more accessible glaciers in Asia and extrapolated to infer the behavior of higher glaciers. But unlike the lower glaciers, most of the high glaciers are located in very cold environments and require greater amounts of atmospheric warming before local temperatures rise enough to cause significant melting. This makes it difficult to use low-elevation, ground-based measurements to estimate results from the entire system."

"This study finds that the world's small glaciers and ice caps in places like Alaska, South America and the Himalayas contribute about 0.02 inches per year to sea level rise," said Tom Wagner, cryosphere program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "While this is lower than previous estimates, it confirms that ice is being lost from around the globe, with just a few areas in precarious balance. The results sharpen our view of land-ice melting, which poses the biggest, most threatening factor in future sea level rise."

The twin GRACE satellites track changes in Earth's gravity field by noting minute changes in gravitational pull caused by regional variations in Earth's mass, which for periods of months to years is typically because of movements of water on Earth's surface. It does this by measuring changes in the distance between its two identical spacecraft to one-hundredth the width of a human hair.

The GRACE spacecraft, developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and launched in 2002, are in the same orbit approximately 137 miles (220 kilometers) apart. The California Institute of Technology manages JPL for NASA.

For more on GRACE, visit: http://www.csr.utexas.edu/grace and http://grace.jpl.nasa.gov .

For more information about NASA and agency programs, visit: http://www.nasa.gov .

JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Additional media contact: Jim Scott, CU-Boulder, 303-492-3114, jim.scott@colorado.edu .

Alan Buis 818-354-0474
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
Alan.buis@jpl.nasa.gov

Steve Cole 202-358-0918
NASA Headquarters, Washington
Stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov

Related Link: http://www.nasa.gov

 #   Title   Author   Date 
   We're all gonna die!!!!!     Cool Jow    Fri Feb 24, 2012 20:37 
   '..an emotional need..     opus diablos    Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:26 
   @cool jow     KochBrothers    Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:18 
   I agree     lefty    Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:44 
   Note that objections by Climate Alarmists appear to consist so far of 'character assassination' . . .     Real Scientist    Sat Feb 25, 2012 21:24 
   please read this other thread before listening to anything "real scientist" says about climate     serf    Sun Feb 26, 2012 06:03 
   irony....     hot jow    Sun Feb 26, 2012 07:40 
   little fear..serf..     opus diablos    Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:13 
   Note that objections by Climate Alarmists STILL appear to consist so far of 'character assassination' . . .     Real Scientist    Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:12 
 10   Oh no - run fer yer lives!! it's worse than Wikipedia, this time!     Real Scientist    Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:40 
 11   oh you should link to me more often     Real Scientist    Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:50 
 12   RS is a dangerous liar and a scoundrel deliberately trying to mislead the public     serf    Sun Feb 26, 2012 17:48 
 13   Do please show the lie, try and be specific, even though that may be very hard for you     Real Scientist    Sun Feb 26, 2012 21:47 
 14   ahh     Real Scientist    Sun Feb 26, 2012 21:51 
 15   So, Mr Big Shot Science 'Debunker'     Real Scientist    Sun Feb 26, 2012 22:03 
 16   A clear example of the uselessness of the Climate Modelers "predictions"     Real Scientist    Sun Feb 26, 2012 22:07 
 17   emperor has no clothes     serf    Mon Feb 27, 2012 05:27 
 18   so your answer is "JoNova!!" . . . . x24 . . . . x7?     Real Scientist    Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:06 
 19   So, Mr Big Shot Science 'Debunker' . . . . .     Real Scientist    Mon Feb 27, 2012 13:04 
 20   I'd probably take the trouble..     opus diablos    Mon Feb 27, 2012 13:20 
 21   my set of hyper-myopic eyeballs...     opus diablos    Mon Feb 27, 2012 13:35 
 22   ALL the evidence you need has been clearly and openly laid out for you     Real Scientist    Mon Feb 27, 2012 16:22 
 23   can't find that diagram on the IPCC site. Because IT ISN'T THERE!     serf    Tue Feb 28, 2012 09:36 
 24   some facts please, folks     Contrarian    Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:42 
 25   '..your complete refusal..'     opus diablos    Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:15 
 26   Ocean Temperatures     Real Scientist    Tue Feb 28, 2012 13:24 
 27   @serf - that Huff Poist link you left above . . . Ironic as hell, ain't it?     Real Scientist    Tue Feb 28, 2012 14:00 
 28   whatever...     serf    Tue Feb 28, 2012 14:24 
 29   don't put words in my mouth "fake scientist"     serf    Tue Feb 28, 2012 15:40 
 30   Sources, please folks     Conrarian    Tue Feb 28, 2012 16:21 
 31   @contrarian...     serf    Tue Feb 28, 2012 17:50 
 32   which column is "real scientist" in?     serf    Wed Feb 29, 2012 14:30 


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