8 Feb 2019

Tropical Pacific could experience enhanced sea-level rise

From , 4:05 pm on 8 February 2019

Tropical waters in the Pacific will experience disproportionately high sea-level rise from climate change induced polar ice melt, according to new research.

An academic from New Zealand's Victoria University Antarctic Research Centre is part of a global scientific team who have released the research modelling how polar ice melt will disrupt the Earth's cooling mechanisms.

Nick Golledge spoke with Dominic Godfrey about how the gravitational field of polar ice caps diminishes as they melt and shrink, which enhances the effect of the Earth's rotation to push water to the equator.

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