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Melting of Floating Ice Has Raised Sea Level
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:50:34 PM »
The effect is small and limited to 4 cm. I had assumed that it had no effect. Just setting the record straight.

Since we have lost a significant portion of sea ice volume since 2005, this could account for the acceleration in SLR in recent years.

https://nsidc.org/news/newsroom/20050801_floatingice.html

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Re: Melting of Floating Ice Has Raised Sea Level
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2018, 10:56:36 PM »
The melting of floating sea ice dilutes the sea water lowering its density.  Assuming constant density induces a math error.

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Re: Melting of Floating Ice Has Raised Sea Level
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 01:36:37 AM »
Greenland's glacial melting since 2005 is probably the largest single component of SLR. I've seen values in the literature. Maybe you can Google up the sources.