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The global signature of post-1900 land ice wastage on vertical land motion


Riva, REM and Frederikse, T and King, MA and Marzeion, B and van den Brocke, MR, The global signature of post-1900 land ice wastage on vertical land motion, Cryosphere, 11 pp. 1327-1332. ISSN 1994-0416 (2017) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5194/tc-11-1327-2017


Melting glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets have made an important contribution to sea-level rise through the last century. Self-attraction and loading effects driven by shrinking ice masses cause a spatially varying redistribution of ocean waters that affects reconstructions of past sea level from sparse observations. We model the solid-earth response to ice mass changes and find significant vertical deformation signals over large continental areas. We show how deformation rates have been strongly varying through the last century, which implies that they should be properly modelled before interpreting and extrapolating recent observations of vertical land motion and sea-level change.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:vertical land movement, ice melt, sea level rise
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geophysics
Research Field:Geodesy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:King, MA (Professor Matt King)
ID Code:117316
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FT110100207)
Web of Science® Times Cited:21
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-06-07
Last Modified:2018-05-21
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