24 Jul '12, 4pm

NASA: ‘Unprecedented,’ ‘extraordinary’ ice melt in Greenland

NASA: ‘Unprecedented,’ ‘extraordinary’ ice melt in Greenland

This was so extraordinary that at first I questioned the result: was this real or was it due to a data error? This is not what you want to hear from scientists studying melting ice. This is an unrelated-but-evocative iceberg breaking off a glacier in Greenland . This morning, NASA revealed that Greenland’s surface ice is melting over a larger area than they have ever before seen. For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations. Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its thin, low-lying coastal edges to its 2-mile-thick center, experienced some degree of melting at its surface, according to measurements from three independent satellites analyzed by NASA and university scientists. On average in the summer, about half of the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet naturally ...

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Greenland Ice Melt Skyrockets To 97%

Greenland Ice Melt Skyrockets To 97%

ecorazzi.com 25 Jul '12, 4pm

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dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Jul '12, 6pm

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'Unprecedented' Greenland Surface Melt – Every ...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 25 Jul '12, 5pm

Jesse Allen, NASA Earth Observatory; Nicolo E. DiGirolamo, SSAI and Cryospheric Sciences Laboratory Extent of surface melt...

Scientists are calling it an extreme event: 97% of Greenland's surface ice suddenly melts in just two weeks #climate

Scientists are calling it an extreme event: 97%...

earthtimes.org 25 Jul '12, 9am

Surface melt over Greenland's ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12 (right); Credit: © NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center M...

Holy shit, entire Greenland ice sheet's surface...

climateark.org 25 Jul '12, 4pm

"We welcome NASA's ability to monitor the Arctic, yet statements there is no cause for concern are just ridiculous. I don'...

Satellites Observe Unprecedented Melting Event on Greenland #NASA

Satellites Observe Unprecedented Melting Event ...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Jul '12, 3pm

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Close-up satellite view of the new 'ice island' that split off Greenland's Petermann Glacier last week.

Close-up satellite view of the new 'ice island'...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 24 Jul '12, 9am

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Entire Greenland Ice Sheet Experiences Signific...

e360.yale.edu 25 Jul '12, 3pm

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care2.com 24 Jul '12, 3am

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Black Day in July for Greenland Ice Sheet

Black Day in July for Greenland Ice Sheet

desmogblog.com 21 Jul '12, 5pm

Maybe the breaking of thousands of temperature records across the USA so far this year didn't get your attention. Perhaps ...

97% of Greenland’s ice sheet surface melted over one week in July. This means big oil dollar signs for some.

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grist.org 01 Aug '12, 2pm

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NASA statellite reveals iceberg twice the size of Manhattan breaking off Greenland's ice sheet

NASA statellite reveals iceberg twice the size ...

news.mongabay.com 18 Jul '12, 1am

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enn.com 28 Jul '12, 12pm

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An iceberg twice the size of Manhattan tore off one of Greenland's largest glaciers.

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straitstimes.com 19 Jul '12, 3am

This NASA handout image captured by the shows the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua sat...