21 Sep '11, 3pm

Greenland meltdown

Greenland meltdown

After a record-breaking 2010 in terms of surface melt area in Greenland [Tedesco et al, 2011] , numbers from 2011 have been eagerly awaited. Marco Tedseco and his group have now just reported their results. This is unrelated to other Greenland meltdown this week that occurred at the launch of the new Times Atlas. The melt index anomaly is the number of days with detectable surface melt compared to the baseline period of 1979-2010. The higher the number, the more melt days there were. While this did not match the record 2010 levels , depending on the analysis 2011 was either the 3rd or 6th year in the rankings. Analysis of the surface mass balance via regional modelling demonstrates that there has been an increasing imbalance between snowfall and runoff over recent years, leading to a lowering of ice elevation, even in the absence of dynamical ice effects (which are also oc...

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