Melting land ice added about a half-inch to global sea levels between 2003 and 2010, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado.
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. The total would be enough to cover the United States in 18 inches of ice.
In a study to be published on-line by Nature, they found glaciers and ice caps outside of Greenland and Antarctica accounted for about one-quarter of that loss.
“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,” physics professor, John Wahr, who helped lead the study, said in a statement released by NASA.
The experts from NASA and the University of Colorado are apparently unaware that since 2010, sea level has dropped by more than it rose from 2003-2010.
They also seem to be unaware that temperatures in Greenland dropped nearly 4C from 2010 to 2011, and that 2010 was an outlier – which any legitimate scientist would have chucked.
Time is now well constrained at NASA. Hansen tells us that time began in 1960, and now we know that time also ended in 2010. These are indeed the worst scientists in the history of the world. They have completely prostituted science.