The strange science of melting ice sheets: three things you didn't know
 Melting ice sheets are a major cause of sea level rise, but they might not 
work in the way you expect

 You might expect that sea levels would rise most where the ice melts. However, 
a range of complicated influences mean this isn’t the case.

 A number of factors can bring about regional variations in sea level, such as 
changes in ocean circulation or changes in land water storage.

 But the ice sheets are set to play an increasingly big role over the next 100 
years and beyond. The way they interact with gravity, the Earth’s crust and its 
rotation mean they affect the oceans in a counterintuitive way.

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