A dark future

01-09-2014

The snow on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has become darker over the last decade

The Greenland Ice Sheet is facing a darker future. The snow on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet has become more than 5% darker over the last decade - and a darker surface brings more trapped sunlight that in turn increases melting. Minister for Climate, Energy and Building Rasmus Helveg Petersen was in Greenland in August and during a visit to a PROMICE climate station on the ice sheet in South Greenland he could study the darker ice.

Read more and see pictures on PolarPortal.dk, where you also can following the ice melting:
polarportal.dk/en/nyheder/arkiv/nyheder/a-dark-future/

Read more about the dark ice on the PROMICE homepage:
promice.org/DarkeningIce.html

Contact:
Senior researcher Andreas Ahlstrøm, GEUS
Phone: +45 91 33 38 10
E-mail: apa@geus.dk

Professor Jason E. Box, GEUS
Phone: +45 41 14 54 28
E-mail: jeb@geus.dk