Latest Greenland ice sheet Stories
New research from a team of European scientists has found there isn't enough satellite data to determine the rate of polar ice cap melt very far into the future and warned against using current trends to predict sea level rise that might result from melting glaciers.
Greenland's ice sheet is considered an important potential contributor to future global sea-level rise over the next century or longer. It contains an amount of ice that could lead to a rise of global sea level by more than 22 feet if it completely melted.
According to University of Sheffield research, published in the International Journal of Climatology, unusual Jet Stream changes were behind record surface melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet last summer.
A new study reveals that the world's collection of small glaciers are contributing just as much to global sea rise as the two massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.
A new study presents a sophisticated computer model that provides fresh insight into the impact of climate change on the production of icebergs by Greenland glaciers. The model also demonstrates the shape of the ground beneath the ice has a strong effect on its movement.
NASA's newest scientific rover is set for testing May 3 through June 8 in the highest part of Greenland.
Global sea levels would rise by 24 feet if the sheet of ice covering Greenland were to melt in its entirety tomorrow. But it is very unlikely that nearly two million cubic miles of ice will wash into the ocean overnight.
The Arctic Ocean's ice cover shrank to its lowest extent on record last September at the end of the northern hemisphere summer. This continues a long-term trend diminishing the ice to about half the size of the average summertime extent from 1979 to 2000.
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