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The global signature of post-1900 land ice wastage on vertical land motion

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Riva, REM, Frederikse, T, King, MA ORCID: 0000-0001-5611-9498, Marzeion, B and van den Brocke, MR 2017 , 'The global signature of post-1900 land ice wastage on vertical land motion' , Cryosphere, vol. 11 , pp. 1327-1332 , doi: 10.5194/tc-11-1327-2017.

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Abstract

Melting glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets have made an important contribution to sea-level rise through the last century. Self-attraction and loading effects driven by shrinking ice masses cause a spatially varying redistribution of ocean waters that affects reconstructions of past sea level from sparse observations. We model the solid-earth response to ice mass changes and find significant vertical deformation signals over large continental areas. We show how deformation rates have been strongly varying through the last century, which implies that they should be properly modelled before interpreting and extrapolating recent observations of vertical land motion and sea-level change.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Riva, REM and Frederikse, T and King, MA and Marzeion, B and van den Brocke, MR
Keywords: vertical land movement, ice melt, sea level rise
Journal or Publication Title: Cryosphere
Publisher: Copernicus GmbH
ISSN: 1994-0416
DOI / ID Number: 10.5194/tc-11-1327-2017
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Copyright 2017 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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