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Global Fingerprints of Sea-Level Rise Revealed by Satellites


Greenland ice sheet

Water from the Greenland ice sheet is raising sea levels unevenly across the world.

Credit: Mario Tama/Getty

As an ice sheet melts, it leaves a unique signature behind. Complex geological processes distribute the meltwater in a distinct pattern, or 'fingerprint', that causes seas to rise unevenly around the world. Now, for the first time, researchers have observed what these sea-level fingerprints look like on a global scale.

From Nature
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