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The Ocean Floor Is Sinking Under The Water Weight From Melting Glaciers, And It’s As Bad As It Sounds
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
This ocean floor deformation also means we have miscalculated just how much ocean levels are rising and the problem could be far worse than previously believed. Over the past 20 years, ocean basins have sunk an average of 0.004 inches per year. In a study published online in Geophysical Research Levels, researchers explain how they used a mathematical equation known as the elastic sea level equation to more accurately measure the ocean floor. read more


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