Gravitational pull from Ice Sheets
Posted by Pete McBreen 17 Sep 2016 at 22:03
An intriguing presentation on the effects on sea level rise from ice sheet melting, primarily due to the gravitational pull of the large mass of the existing ice sheets
Taking the Fingerprints of Global Sea Level Rise
Spoiler Alert! Next to the ice sheets the sea level can actually fall as a result of the ice melting due to the loss of the gravitational pull from the mass of the ice sheet. It will fall even further over geological times due to the rebound of the crust when the weight of the ice is removed. Canada is rebounding approx. 1mm/yr in response to the removal of the ice sheets from the last ice age.