In another sign of the warming Arctic, satellite images from July 2020 show that the St. Patrick Bay Ice Caps on Canada’s Ellesmere Island have completely melted, as predicted in 2017.
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In a new book, glaciologist Marco Tedesco takes the reader on a personal journey through his sometimes dangerous work.
Groundbreaking Project Will Drill Into Bedrock Below Greenland Ice to Understand Past and Future Melting
GreenDrill promises to reveal the ice sheet’s past in unprecedented detail and enable more accurate predictions of how it may add to rising seas in the 21st century.
Reductions in human emissions and changes in atmospheric composition during the coronavirus pandemic might be observed in future glacial ice cores.
In a new study, researchers propose a mechanism for how mega-canyons under northern Greenland’s ice sheet formed: from a series of catastrophic outburst floods that suddenly and repeatedly drained lakes of meltwater.
Study identifies unprecedented atmospheric conditions behind devastating summer; suggests climate models may greatly underestimate future melting.
While much of the world is planning for flooding and inundation from changes in sea level, Greenland is facing a much different future.
Using drones, laser scanners, and high-resolution models, researchers hope to find out more about the processes driving rapid melting in this region.
Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread future melting, says a new study.