All eyes on the Greenland Ice Sheet, as global warming speeds up. @bberwyn photo.
New research shows looks specifically at glaciers ending on land
Parts of the Greenland Ice Sheet may actually be slowing down, rather than speeding up, in response to decades of climate change, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop worrying about sea level rise.
In a new study, glaciologists measuring ice movement on the southwest portion of the Greenland Ice Sheet found that glaciers terminating on land have slowed by an average of 12 percent across 84 percent of the study area between 2007 and 2014, compared to the years between 1985 and 1994. The study looked specifically at ice sheets terminating on land, not those flowing into the ocean.
The scientists said their findings appear to contradict conventional wisdom. Many recent studies have suggested that more surface melting will speed up ice…
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