Widespread ice losses from Greenland have locked in nearly a foot of global sea level rise that's set to come shortly.

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

The study, published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, found that the overall ice loss from Greenland's

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

ice sheet will trigger at least 10 inches of sea level rise, no matter the climate warming scenarios.

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

Researchers from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland observed changes in ice

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

sheet volume in and around Greenland and saw that meltwater runoff has been the primary driver.

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

Using "well-established theory," the scientists were able to determine that

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

around 3.3% of the Greenland ice sheet—equivalent to 110 trillion tonnes of ice—.

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

will inevitably melt as the ice sheet reacts to the changes that have already occurred

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which found that US coasts could expect 10 to 12 inches of sea level rise in the next 30 years. 

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels

This will cause high tide floods to occur more than 10 times as frequently and will allow storm surges to spread further inland.

Greenland ice losses set to raise global sea levels