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Subject: Re: Climate Groundhog Day Date: 9/8/2013 9:33 AM
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Hansen, 2007
http://arxiv.org/pdf/physics/0703220.pdf
As a quantitative example, let us say that the ice sheet contribution is 1 cm for the decade 2005-2015 and that it doubles each decade until the West Antarctic ice sheet is largely depleted. That time constant yields sea level rise of the order of 5 m this century. Of course I can not prove that my choice of a 10 year doubling time for non-linear response is accurate, but I am confident that it provides a far better estimate than a linear response for the ice sheet component of sea level rise.

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