February 4, 2014
Fastest Glacier In The World
Researchers from the University of Washington and the German Space Agency say that a Greenland glacier is moving at unprecedented speeds. Comparing satellite data, they say the current speeds are four times faster than those observed on a glacier in the 1990s. Just how fast is fast for glacier? This one clocked in at 10 miles per year – setting the record for fastest glacier or ice stream in Greenland or Antarctica. And thanks to its fast melting, it has contributed an .03-inch rise in sea level in the past ten years and is expected to contribute a bit more over the next decade.
[ Read the Article: World’s Fastest Moving Glacier Found In Greenland ]