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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-5 GEO 106 Earth Systems Science II Global Climate Change Lecture 2-5 – The Cryosphere – Part II Readings: Chapter 6
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-5 Important Concepts: 1.Glacier melt affects sea level if ice is on land 2.Sea ice formation important for increasing salinity 3.Sea ice movement promotes formation of new ice 4.Positive feedback mechanisms responsible for accelerating sea ice loss
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-5 1. Glacier melt a) when an ice-shelf melts i) has no effect on. .. ii) floating ice displaces… b) when ice on land melts sea level … From Table 6.1
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-5 Small glacier/ice cap contribution: The cumulative contribution to sea level from small glaciers and ice caps (red) plotted with the annual global surface air temperature anomaly (blue). Image courtesy Mark Dyurgerov, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado, Boulder.
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GEO 106 DSM Lecture 2-5 1. Glacier melt cont’d c) equilibrium ice thickness depends on 3 factors
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2010 for the course GEO GEO 106 taught by Professor Mackay during the Fall '10 term at State University of New York.

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