Antarctic Sea-level Rising Faster than Average

September 2, 2014 11:05 AM

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A new study of satellite data from the last 19 years reveals that fresh water from melting glaciers has caused the sea-level around the coast of Antarctica to rise by two centimeters more than the global average of six centimeters.

Researchers at the Univ. of Southampton detected the rapid rise in sea-level by studying satellite scans of a region that spans more than a million square kilometers.

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