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Ocean’s Impact on Climate Activity Worksheet Instructions: While exploring the effects of climate change on glaciers in the Ocean's Impact on Climate Activity, record your findings below. You will submit your completed activity worksheet. (30 points possible) Part One Scientists have studied 37 glaciers since 1980 to collect data on their average mass. Use the research you collected from the two articles and the diagrams below to help you answer the following questions. © 2015 Climate.gov - NOAA 1. What was the average yearly ice loss in 1980 versus 2010? (1 point) The difference between both 1980 and 2000 is about 300. 2. What is the overall trend shown in this graph? (2 points) The average of the ice is decreasing more than it has over the years. 3. How does a melting glacier affect the ocean? (2 points) When there is a glacier that is melting, the ocean levels would rises therefore that would cause flooding an it would also create alien environments for different types of species that either live near the glaciers or on them. © 2015 NASA.gov 4. Looking at the heat circulation in the ocean, what might happen to it if large amounts of cold water are added in the Polar Regions as glaciers melt? (3 points) With having too much water that would be added to the amount of when the glaciers melts. This would mean that the cold water would sink and it could mess up the currents circulations.
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