Conceptual diagram illustrating the effects of climate change on polar ice. There are two kinds of polar ice - ice that floats on the sea (sea ice) or ice that sits on land (land ice). The experiment demonstrates that sea ice does not impact sea-level rise when it melts, but land ice does add to sea-level rise when it melts into the ocean.

Experiment Demonstrating Melting Ice

Conceptual diagram illustrating the effects of climate change on polar ice. There are two kinds of polar ice - ice that floats on the sea (sea ice) or ice that sits on land (land ice). The experiment demonstrates that sea ice does not impact sea-level rise when it melts, but land ice does add to sea-level rise when it melts into the ocean.

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Author(s)Alexandra Fries
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-11-11
AlbumHuman > Climate Change
TypeGraphic
Project(s)Assateague Island National Seashore Climate Change
Dimensions4170 x 1652
Filesize382 kB
Number of Downloads67
Filetype(s) PNG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionAlexandra Fries, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)