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Analysis of Greenland Ice Cores Adds to Historical Record and May Provide Glimpse into Climate's Future

Posted Jan 24 2013 5:28pm

The Greenland ice sheet.

A new study that provides surprising details on changes in Earth's climate from more than 100,000 years ago indicates that the last interglacial--the period between "ice ages"--was warmer than previously thought and may be a good analog for future climate, as greenhouse gases increase in the atmosphere and global temperatures rise.

The research findings also indicate that melting of the massive West Antarctic ice sheet may have contributed more to sea-level ...

More at http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=126670&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click


This is an NSF News item.

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