How about Alaska? And it sounds even worse when the claim starts with covering the state with a foot of water. From newsminer.com, Study: Alaska’s melting glaciers key to sea level rise
FAIRBANKS—Alaska’s glaciers are melting so rapidly that they could blanket the state with a foot of water every seven years, according to a new study by a University of Alaska Fairbanks professor.
Really? That’s lot’s of steep topography to go under water. The melt rate is estimated at 95 billion tons of water per year. It appears that the nice scary numbers come from looking at the area of the state and the volume of the water, but they really don’t say that. The effect on sea level rise is “helped increase sea levels by 0.2 mm/year.” It doesn’t say raised sea levels. Another article in the 1-foot rise echo chamber is here.
Your research sounds much more important when you couch it in the terms of covering the state with a foot of water.