Wednesday, July 25, 2012

97% of Greenland Surface Ice Melts in Days

Total thaw (Image: Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory and Nicolo E. DiGirolamo, SSAI and Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory)
Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 percent of the ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. In just a few days, the melting had dramatically accelerated and an estimated 97 percent of the ice sheet surface had thawed by July 12.

Full story:
http://www.newscientist.com/mobile/article/dn22103-97-of-greenland-surface-ice-turns-to-slush.html

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