Global Warming has made Greenland Ice Sheet unstable, increasing Sea Rise (Plus Spectacular Video)

Warming melts last stable edge of Greenland icesheet (via AFP)

The last edge of the Greenland ice sheet that had resisted global warming has now become unstable, adding billions of tonnes of meltwater to rising seas, scientists said on Sunday. In a study published in the journal Nature Climate Change, they said…


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OSUexperts: “Ice Loss in Greenland”


“An international team of scientists has discovered that the last remaining stable portion of the Greenland ice sheet is stable no more. The new study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, combined GPS data with several satellite measurements to quantify ice loss in northeast Greenland over the last decade. This composite video contains highlights from the researchers work in Greenland, including: a helicopter flying over the Helheim glacier; a calving event from the Helheim glacier witnessed on July 24, 2013 (shown at 20X normal speed); and an animated map of key ice streams in Greenland, including the northeast Greenland ice stream (NEGIS). Other ice streams in the animation are Jakobshavn Isbræ (JI), Helheim Glacier (HG) and Kangerdlugssuaq Glacier (KG). Videos by Henrik Egede-Lassen of Zoomedia and Nicolaj Krog Larsen of Aarhus University; animation by Kristian Kjellerup Kjeldsen of the Natural History Museum of Denmark. All courtesy of The Ohio State University.”

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  1. you need to resist posting articles that have no links to primary sources where one can actually see the data, not some reporters gloss of it

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