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Melting of Sea Ice Inexplicable for Recent Global Eustatic Sea Level Rise | OMICS International| Abstract
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  • J Earth Sci Clim Change 2015, Vol 6(1): 245
  • DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000245

Melting of Sea Ice Inexplicable for Recent Global Eustatic Sea Level Rise

Ganguly S1*, Tiwari S2, Bhan U3, Mittal S3, Rai S2 and Osta EF4
1Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Technology and Management, Meghalaya, India
2Wadia, Institute of Himalayan Geology, , Uttarakhand, India
3Department of Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Uttarakhand, India
4Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Technology and Management, Meghalaya, India
*Corresponding Author : Ganguly S, Petroleum Engineering Department, University of Technology and Management, Meghalaya, India, Tel: +91-9089688013, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Nov 17, 2014 / Accepted Date: Dec 22, 2014 / Published Date: Jan 01, 2014

Abstract

Global warming and associated sea level rise due to melting of major ice reserves is one of the most important and debated issues of present time. It has unequivocally been proved that mean global surface and ocean temperature is increasing due to anthropogenic input of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide which has reached its maximum concentration up to 399.35 ppm since last 650,000 years. Due to greenhouse effect global ice caps, sheets and sea ice are melting. But there is an ambiguity of rate of melting of ice and rate of global sea level rise. This can be best exemplified by melting rate of Arctic sea ice with nonequivalent response to the rate of global sea level rise. Conceptual model proposed in this paper differentiates the role of continental glacier, ice sheets and sea ice in the process of global or eustatic sea level rise. It shows that melting of sea ice is not responsible for global or eustatic sea level change. However convoluted effect of melting of continental glaciers and ice sheets and thermal expansion of ocean water due to increasing ocean heat budget is responsible for recent eustatic sea level rise.

Keywords: Global warming; Greenhouse effect; Accommodation space; Eustacy; Sea ice

Citation: Ganguly S, Tiwari S, Bhan U, Mittal S, Rai S, et al. (2015) Melting of Sea Ice Inexplicable for Recent Global Eustatic Sea Level Rise. J Earth Sci Clim Change 6: 245. Doi: 10.4172/2157-7617.1000245

Copyright: © 2015 Ganguly S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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