Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt

4 thoughts on “Satellites See Unprecedented Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Melt”

  1. Unprecedented?

    “Ice cores from Summit station [Greenland’s coldest and highest] show that melting events of this type occur about once every 150 years on average. With the last one happening in 1889, this event is right on time,” said Lora Koenig, a Goddard glaciologist and a member of the research team analyzing the satellite data.

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    1. Correct – ultimately, this will depend on whether this type of event is increasing in frequency. Just is a little coincidental especially given it is occurring in amidst unprecedented warming across Earth’s polar regions and within a series of highly credible models that have projected this to happen as greenhouse gases increasing atmosphere!

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  2. Hi, I was reading a story on the Internet about a large cyclone moving
    across the Artic Ocean in Canada destroying 600,000 sq Kilometers of sea
    ice in one week. Canada and the United States have been experiencing
    summers with record heat and drought. This might explain why Canada’s
    Artic is losing it’s sea ice. While I was looking at pictures from N.A.S.A. I was suprized to see that due to a warm High Preasure System
    which is remaining over Greenland you have lost most of your glacier ice.
    This is also happening in the Antarticia where the ice cap is also receding. Seems to me it will only be a matter of time until the ice recedes completely.

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  3. I wonder how the current extent of ice compares with the time of the Norse settlements in the late 10th century. We do know the advancing ice of the mini-Ice Age had finished off those settlements by about 1150AD.

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