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Causes : global scale

by LEGOS last modified Feb 04, 2014 10:42 AM
OBSERVATIONSCAUSES:GLOBAL SCALECAUSES: REGIONAL SCALE DATA AND MAPS

 

 

 

 

The two main phenomena responsible for global mean rise on timescales of 1-100 years, are thermal expansion (due to ocean temperature variations) and the release of freshwater into the ocean from continental reservoirs and melting of mountain glaciers and polar ice sheets.

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