Climate change, melting glaciers make Iceland spring upward like a trampoline

By Sarah Kaplan

Sea levels aren’t the only things rising due to climate change — swaths of land are too, including the nation of Iceland.

That’s according to a new study published by a team of geologists from the University of Arizona. According to their research, the melting of Iceland’s glaciers has reduced pressure on the ground beneath them, causing the land to “rebound” from the Earth’s crust.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/02/climate-change-melting-glaciers-make-iceland-spring-upward-like-a-trampoline/?tid=sm_tw

c8e9d6c16c4e52ed65f2c3d0c523a351.jpg

photo credit: <a href="http://www.500px/photo/75573577/s%C3%B3lheimaj%C3%B6kull-by-gretar-skulason">Sólheimajökull</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/">(license)</a>

#solar