Thursday, July 26, 2012

Greenland: Massive Ice Melt

HT: Leah

Nearly all of Greenland's massive ice sheet suddenly started melting a bit this month, a freak event that surprised scientists.

Even Greenland's coldest and highest place, Summit station, showed melting. Ice core records show that last happened in 1889 and occurs about once every 150 years.

Three satellites show what NASA calls unprecedented melting of the ice sheet that blankets the island, starting on July 8 and lasting four days. Most of the thick ice remains. While some ice usually melts during the summer, what was unusual was that the melting happened in a flash and over a widespread area.

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cy said...

Interesting, the 8th of July was the 17th of Tammuz. Very interesting timing, no?

Devorah said...

good spotting cy. how are you?

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