UCI-created high-resolution charts will inform future ice and sea level forecasts
Indicators of global climate change are detected in tropical oceans
Data are dramatically increasing knowledge of how the ocean is melting the ice sheet
New seafloor mapping techniques help scientists identify high-risk areas
Breakup of Zachariae Isstrom could substantially raise global sea levels
Greenland’s fjords are far deeper than previously thought, and glaciers will melt faster, researchers find
West Greenland’s fjords are vastly deeper than rudimentary models have shown, allowing intruding ocean water to badly undercut glacier faces, which will raise sea levels around the world much faster than previously estimated, a UCI-led research team has found.
Using sophisticated satellite technology, Isabella Velicogna documents the ice sheet melt in Greenland and Antarctica. The assistant professor of Earth system science has shown that glaciers are losing mass at an increasing rate — a trend with dire implications for the planet.