Satellite Images Capture Massive Greenland Ice Melt

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Although the fact that the surface of Greenland's massive ice sheet is melting is not news, the size and speed of the melt is. NASA scientists say a melt has taken place over a larger area than has been detected in three decades of satellite observation.

Greenland's ice sheet is losing more ice than it gains, a loss that measures about 150 gigatons of ice each year. Such losses will have an effect on the level of the sea, contributing to a rise in sea level of about 3-4 millimeters per year. Dorothy Hall is a senior research scientist at NASA.


Dorothy Hall

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