Icebergs Melting in Greenland Will Slow Down, Suggests Study

Icebergs Melting in Greenland Will Slow Down, Suggests Study

As per a new study based on computerized modeling, the process of rapid regression pattern will slow down in the glaciers of Greenland. The lead author of the study said the news of huge icebergs melting into the sea have rung alarming bells of people as it is caused by the increasing global warming, with which the sea level will keep on increasing but it will not accelerate as sooner as it was anticipated earlier.

Faezeh Nick, lead author the study and a glaciologist at The University Centre in Svalbard, Norway, was quoted as saying, "We now have a good estimate of what's going to happen in the next 100 years. Now we know for sure that the warmer atmosphere and ocean will result in further mass loss. But just looking at the changes from the last 10 years and extrapolating them is wrong".

The model in the study suggests that the present shrinking speed of glaciers will slow down. The reason is not only lessening of rising global temperature but the narrow fjords will help stop glacial retreat and will also help in the production of iceberg, thus cooling down the warm ocean water. However, the study author also made it clear that the overall lose of ice will not stop.

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