Melting ice of Greenland could raise sea levels by 7 meters


The ice sheet of Greenland covers an area comparable to the area of Iran. At that time, as on the surface of the shield remain negative temperature, its depth, the situation may be completely different.

Coming from the Earth’s heat gradually melts the ice, which turns out to be the following. Some parts of the shield resting on a solid ice base, while the other thoroughly flooded.


This map shows the distribution of these sites. Red color indicates that melting ice, blue where things are calm.

The map was compiled on the basis of computer modeling and results of satellite observations. It is estimated that only in the Greenland ice sheet are 2.85 million cubic kilometers of ice. If it fully melts, then sea levels will rise by 7 meters.

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