Alaska glaciers have been found to be one of the top contributors to global sea level rise.
New, in-depth research on glacier mass losses and their contribution to the rising sea level between 2003 and 2009 shows that the world's mountain glaciers have contributed just as much melt water to rising sea level as the the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.
Much of Alaska glacier ice is located near the coast, making it more susceptible to climate fluctuations, according to the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
The melt from worldwide mountain glaciers alone added about 0.10 of an inch yearly to sea level rise, which is a third of the total contribution. The remaining two-thirds of the contribution were broken down equally between ice sheet melt (Greenland/Antarctica) and the warming of ocean water (thermal expansion).
Global temperature records keep falling by the wayside.
New research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography has found a new way to monitor man-made global warming in real time.
New research from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California (San Diego) confirms what computer modeling had earlier predicted in regards to the impact of climate change on clouds and mid-latitude storm tracks.
Scientists find an explanation for the recent accelerated growth of sea ice in the Antarctic region.
Climate change indicators continue to show the impacts from a warming world.
Despite the rapid warming trend and resulting loss of permafrost, methane levels along Alaska's Arctic slope have been fairly stable over the past 29 years.