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Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, November 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#20 of 2,459)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
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99 news outlets
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6 blogs
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660 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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7 Google+ users
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2 Redditors

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Title
Should coastal planners have concern over where land ice is melting?
Published in
Science Advances, November 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1700537
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eric Larour, Erik R. Ivins, Surendra Adhikari

Abstract

There is a general consensus among Earth scientists that melting of land ice greatly contributes to sea-level rise (SLR) and that future warming will exacerbate the risks posed to human civilization. As land ice is lost to the oceans, both the Earth's gravitational and rotational potentials are perturbed, resulting in strong spatial patterns in SLR, termed sea-level fingerprints. We lack robust forecasting models for future ice changes, which diminishes our ability to use these fingerprints to accurately predict local sea-level (LSL) changes. We exploit an advanced mathematical property of adjoint systems and determine the exact gradient of sea-level fingerprints with respect to local variations in the ice thickness of all of the world's ice drainage systems. By exhaustively mapping these fingerprint gradients, we form a new diagnosis tool, henceforth referred to as gradient fingerprint mapping (GFM), that readily allows for improved assessments of future coastal inundation or emergence. We demonstrate that for Antarctica and Greenland, changes in the predictions of inundation at major port cities depend on the location of the drainage system. For example, in London, GFM shows LSL that is significantly affected by changes on the western part of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS), whereas in New York, LSL change predictions are greatly sensitive to changes in the northeastern portions of the GrIS. We apply GFM to 293 major port cities to allow coastal planners to readily calculate LSL change as more reliable predictions of cryospheric mass changes become available.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 59 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 23%
Student > Master 7 12%
Professor 6 10%
Unspecified 5 8%
Other 12 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 27 45%
Unspecified 9 15%
Environmental Science 6 10%
Social Sciences 4 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Other 11 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1259. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 December 2018.
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#1,879
of 12,359,087 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#20
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Outputs of similar age
#108
of 289,614 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#3
of 178 outputs
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