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Latest Greenland ice sheet Stories

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2010-11-04 11:32:00

Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change.

2010-09-01 14:24:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation IceBridge - a NASA airborne mission to observe changes in Earth's rapidly changing polar land ice and sea ice - is soon to embark on its fourth field season in October.

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2010-08-14 06:55:00

On Aug 5, 2010, an enormous chunk of ice, about 251 square kilometers (97 square miles) in size, or roughly four times the size of Manhattan, broke off the Petermann Glacier along the northwestern coast of Greenland.

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2010-08-09 14:33:52

Envisat has been observing a rare event in the Arctic since early August - a giant iceberg breaking off the Petermann glacier in North-West Greenland.

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2010-08-08 22:33:37

A University of Delaware researcher reports that an 'ice island' four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier.

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2010-08-05 08:28:38

International team of climate researchers drill through a mile and half of the Greenland ice sheet in search of climate change insights.

2010-08-03 13:56:33

An international science team involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that is working on the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project hit bedrock July 27 after two summers of work, drilling down more than 1.5 miles in an effort to help assess the risks of abrupt future climate change on Earth.

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2010-07-20 08:20:00

A better understanding of how Earth's ice fields are changing has come another step closer as the first data from ESA's ice mission are released to selected scientists around the world for fine-tuning.

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2010-07-12 09:46:04

NASA-funded researchers monitoring Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier report that a 7 square kilometer section of the glacier broke up on July 6 and 7.

2010-05-28 02:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Adventurer, filmmaker, and environmentalist, Sebastian Copeland has embarked on a 1,367 mile trip across Greenland via kite-ski to help raise awareness about the effects of global warming on Greenland's climate.


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