A study warned that global sea levels could rise by as much as 13 feet if the West Antarctic ice sheet collapsed, a result far worse than scientists expected, and Harvard University researchers were working on another project when they realized that the West Antarctic ice sheet was producing more water. ususally.
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, the rise in global temperatures means that there is a possibility of the collapse of the ice sheet in West Antarctica, which extends over more than 750 thousand cubic miles.
The study authors say that current models indicate that the melting of ice will increase sea levels by 10 feet above current levels, putting many coastal areas under water, along with the effect of the geological process at the top of the wider impact of the melting of ice.
The process involves moving solid rock under the sea upwards as the ice sheet melts, forcing the surrounding water into the ocean, as the researchers explained that this process increases the overall level of sea level rise by about three feet.
Linda Pan, a doctoral student at Harvard University in the United States, said that the size of the impact “shocked us”. Researchers were working on another project when they realized that the ice sheet in West Antarctica was producing large quantities of water.
The team explained that a total collapse of the ice sheet would add 3.3 feet to current estimates over the next 1,000 years, bringing it to 13.3 feet.