Earth's Surface Moving North & Post-Glacial Rebound | LiveScience

(LIVESCIENCE.com) — As you read this, the Earth’s surface is shifting right underneath you, creeping very slowly toward the North Pole. Scientists say the shift is greater than they expected, but other than some minor effects on satellites, life will go on.

Researchers have found that the shift of water mass around the globe, combined with so-called post-glacial rebound, is shifting Earth’s surface relative to its center of mass by 0.035 inches (0.88 millimeters) a year toward the North Pole.

via Earth’s Surface Moving North & Post-Glacial Rebound | Melting Glaciers | LiveScience.

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