Greenland may have lost 1,043 gigatons of ice since 1985, but there's also some good news regarding sea level rise.

Over the past four years, the rate of disappearance from the Greenland ice sheet may have been 20% greater than scientists previously thought, according to a new study by the University of Greenland. nature A study published in a journal.

This is the ice sheet whose melting contributes most to global sea level rise – so it is understandable that science will understand this process better from the perspective of the spread of climate change.

The new study focused on the part of the ice field where it meets the sea, and melts as a result. A total of 5,091 square kilometers of ice have disappeared from Greenland since 1985, equivalent to about 1,043 gigatonnes in weight – and it's all ended up in the ocean, according to new data. BGR From his summary.

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The researchers based their findings on manual observations and artificial intelligence. There is some joy in wormwood that this amount of ice – which has not yet melted – is already in the ocean, so if it melts completely, the water level will not increase significantly.

Regarding the Greenland ice sheet, another study published in November 2023 also reached scary conclusions, but it was also recently revealed that the world's largest iceberg may soon disappear forever.

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