Ice Loss Spreading Up Greenland's Northwest Coast

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 16:56 in Earth & Climate

Ice loss in Greenland, which has been increasing during the past decade over its southern region, is now moving up its northwest coast, according to a study published in Geophysical Research Letters. A comparison of data from NASA's GRACE Satellite and continuous GPS measurements made from long-term sites on bedrock on the edges of the ice sheet revealed the ice loss. The study indicates the ice-loss acceleration began moving up the northwest coast of Greenland starting in late 2005. read more

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