Latest Greenland ice sheet Stories
Scientists report in the journal Nature that an Antarctic ice sheet may start to melt rapidly in this century.
NASA's high-flying ER-2 Airborne Science aircraft has concluded its four-week deployment to validate data acquired by the Multiple Altimeter Beam Experiment Lidar (MABEL) laser altimeter over the Greenland ice cap and surrounding sea ice fields.
The Greenland ice sheet is likely to be more vulnerable to global warming than previously thought.
German and Spanish researchers have discovered that the Greenland ice sheet may be more vulnerable to the effects of global climate change than initially thought.
In a new study led by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder, scientists using NASA data have found that Earth’s glaciers and ice caps outside of the regions of Greenland and Antarctica are losing nearly 150 billion tons of ice annually.
The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don’t hit record highs, according to a new analysis.
An international team of scientists, led by Dr Stephen Barker of Cardiff University, has produced a prediction of what climate records from Greenland might look like over the last 800,000 years.
An analysis of prehistoric "Heinrich events" that happened many thousands of years ago, creating mass discharges of icebergs into the North Atlantic Ocean, make it clear that very small amounts of subsurface warming of water can trigger a rapid collapse of ice shelves.
During the last prolonged warm spell on Earth, the oceans were at least 20 feet higher than they are now.
Melting ice sheets contributed much more to rising sea levels than thermal expansion of warming ocean waters during the Last Interglacial Period, a UA-led team of researchers has found.