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Greenland on thin ice?

The ice sheet covering Greenland is four times bigger than California—and holds enough water to raise global sea-level more than twenty feet if most...

Reconstructing Greenland’s climate

Using ice-cores and a new isotopic method that can provide more precise temperature information, Marie Curie Fellow, Takuro Kobashi, has gained an insight into...

Greenland fossils reveal global ecosystem recovery after mass extinction

A paper published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports shows how higher latitude ecosystems recovered after the World's most cataclysmic extinction event 252 million...

Tracking the amount of sea ice from the Greenland ice sheet

By analysing ice cores drilled from deep inside the Greenland ice sheet, researchers have started to calculate how much Arctic sea ice there was...

What’s happening beneath Greenland?

A new study on the Greenland Ice Sheet provides valuable insight on climate change, using unique research methods to establish new estimates of ice...

Greenland ice is melting 7 percent faster than previously thought

The same hotspot in Earth's mantle that feeds Iceland's active volcanoes has been playing a trick on the scientists who are trying to measure...

A history of snowfall on Greenland, hidden in ancient leaf waxes

The history of Greenland's snowfall is chronicled in an unlikely place: the remains of aquatic plants that died long ago, collecting at the bottom...

Scientists track Greenland’s ice melt with seismic waves

Researchers from MIT, Princeton University, and elsewhere have developed a new technique to monitor the seasonal changes in Greenland's ice sheet, using seismic vibrations...

Researchers discover fate of melting glacial ice in Greenland

Over the past several decades, scientists have observed a significant increase in the melting of glacial land ice on the island of Greenland, spurring...

Ice loss accelerating in Greenland’s coastal glaciers, study finds

Surface meltwater draining through and underneath Greenland's tidewater glaciers is accelerating their loss of ice mass, according to a Dartmouth study that sheds light...

Geothermal heat contributes to Greenland ice melt

An international team that includes University of Montana researcher Jesse Johnson has learned that the Earth's internal heat enhances rapid ice flow and subglacial...

New cause of exceptional Greenland melt revealed

A new study by researchers from Denmark and Canada's York University, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has found that the climate models commonly used...

Analysis exposes faster disintegration of major Greenland glacier

A study appearing in Science magazine today shows a vast ice sheet in northeast Greenland has begun a phase of speeded-up ice loss, contributing...

Massive northeast Greenland glacier is rapidly melting

A glacier in northeast Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 18 inches has come unmoored from a...

Rainfall drives rapid melt, flow of the Greenland ice sheet

According to a new study published in Nature Geoscience, the Greenland ice sheet has been shown to accelerate in response to surface rainfall and...

Sudden draining of glacial lakes explained

In 2008 scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and the University of Washington documented for the first time how the icy bottoms of...

Greenland is melting: The past might tell what the future holds

A team of scientists lead by Danish geologist Nicolaj Krog Larsen have managed to quantify how the Greenland Ice Sheet reacted to a warm...

Rivers Are Draining Greenland Quickly

Rivers of glacial meltwater flowing over Greenland's frozen surface may be contributing as much to global sea level rise as all other processes that...

A 3-D view of the Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on...

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside...

Two lakes beneath the ice in Greenland, gone within weeks

Researchers who are building the highest-resolution map of the Greenland Ice Sheet to date have made a surprising discovery: two lakes of meltwater that...

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