New research: Greenland ice sheet mass loss is expected to be the highest in 12000 years

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 New research: Greenland ice sheet mass loss is expected to be the highest in 12000 years


Based on geological observations of Southwest Greenland, Jason Briner, the author of the paper, and colleagues at State University of New York at Buffalo, created high-resolution simulations from the past 12000 years to the future (up to 2100 A.D.). The simulation shows that the mass loss rate of Greenland ice sheet in the 21st century will exceed the maximum level in the past 12000 years.

They found that the largest mass loss rate (between 10000 and 7000 years ago) was about 6 trillion tons per century, close to the estimated loss rate of about 61000 tons per century in the first two decades of this century (2000-2018). However, the future loss rate is expected to exceed this maximum. The next mass loss in this century is estimated to be between 8.8 trillion tons and 35.9 trillion tons (based on the lowest and highest greenhouse gas emission scenarios, respectively).

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