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What’s happening to Greenland’s ice?

05 July 2019

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Heatwave conditions catapulted Greenland into an early Arctic summer in June, prompting widespread melting across its icesheet surface, according to researchers at the Danish Meteorological Institute.

Although unusually early, this weather-related event is not unprecedented, according to climate scientist Dr Ruth Mottram, who has published a comprehensive assessment that details major longer-term changes occurring across the planet's second largest icesheet, in the journal Remote Sensing.

Source: ESA

Image credit: Nasa/Jim Yungel - Meltwater lake

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