Antarctic Ice Sheet Growing – Sea Levels Falling

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 Updated 23 November 2006      



Antarctic Ice Sheet Growing 
Sea Levels Falling

8 Nov 06 –– Research scientists D.J. Wingham et al. analyzed satellite
altimeter echoes to determine changes in volume of the Antarctic ice
sheet from 1992 to 2003. This survey, in their words, "covers 85% of
the East Antarctic ice sheet and 51% of the West Antarctic ice sheet,"
which together comprise "72% of the grounded ice sheet."

They found that the ice sheet is growing at 5 ± 1 mm year-." Not only
is the ice sheet growing thicker, its volume is increasing. The researchers
estimate that "72% of the Antarctic ice sheet is gaining 27 ± 29 Gt year,
sufficient to "lower [my' italics] global sea levels by 0.08 mm year."

This net extraction of water from the global ocean, according to Wingham
et al., occurs because "mass gains from accumulating snow, particularly on
the Antarctic Peninsula and within East Antarctica, exceed the ice dynamic
mass loss from West Antarctica."

Contrary to all the horror stories one hears about rising sea levels that
gobble up coastal lowlands worldwide, the real-world data suggests just
the opposite effect.

Wingham, D.J., Shepherd, A., Muir, A. and Marshall, G.J. 2006.
"Mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet. Philosophical Transactions
of the Royal Society A
, 364: 1627-1635.
Thanks to my friend Ken for this link

Sea levels are also falling in Tuvalu (in the Pacific Ocean)
See Falling Sea Levels 

Sea levels are also falling in the Arctic Ocean 

See Arctic Sea Level Falling

Sea levels are also falling in the Atlantic Ocean 
See Atlantic Sea Level Falling

Rising sea levels 'the greatest lie ever told'
By Christopher Booker
28 Mar 09 - If there is one scientist who knows more about sea levels
than anyone else in the world it is the Swedish geologist and physicist
Nils-Axel Mörner. His findings are based on "going into the field to
observe what is actually happening in the real world".
See Rising sea levels 'the greatest lie ever told'






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