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Figure 55.—Glacier contribution to rise in sea level from mountain glaciers and subpolar ice caps, which have an aggregate area of 785,000 km2. Observational data from figure 54 have been used to express change in glacier volume in terms of contribution to rise in sea level by dividing the change in glacier volume (mass balance), in cubic kilometers of water, by 362 x 106 km2, which is the surface area of the world oceans. Air-temperature data from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). At http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/reanalysis/reanalysis.shtm.

Figure 55. Glacier contribution to rise in sea level from mountain glaciers and subpolar ice caps, which have an aggregate area of 785,000 km2. Observational data from figure 54 have been used to express change in glacier volume in terms of contribution to rise in sea level by dividing the change in glacier volume (mass balance), in cubic kilometers of water, by 362 x 106 km2, which is the surface area of the world oceans. Air-temperature data from the National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)/National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). At http://www.cdc.noaa.gov/cdc/reanalysis/reanalysis.shtm.



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