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Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss

22 January 2019

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Greenland has gone through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss within the last two decades.

The Grace satellites revealed a four-fold increase in mass being lost from Greenland's ice sheet from 2003-2013.

The study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that ice loss subsequently stalled for 12-18 months.

The research reveals how different areas of Greenland might contribute to sea-level rise in future.

Source: BBC News

Image credit: NASA - The south of Greenland viewed from the International Space Station

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