Latest Petermann glacier Stories
A University of Delaware researcher reports that an 'ice island' four times the size of Manhattan has calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier.
Researchers watching the loss of ice flowing out from the giant island of Greenland say that the amount of ice lost this summer is nearly three times what was lost one year ago.The loss of floating ice in 2008 pouring from Greenland's glaciers would cover an area twice the size of Manhattan Island in the U.S., they said."We now know that the climate doesn't have to warm any more for Greenland to continue losing ice," Box said. "It has probably passed the point where it could...
Researchers monitoring daily satellite images here of Greenlandâ€™s glaciers have discovered break-ups at two of the largest glaciers in the last month.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.