The melting of the Greenland ice sheet in the 20th century

18-12-2015

A new study published in Nature shows how much ice the Greenland ice sheet has lost since AD 1900.

A team of Danish and foreign researchers has mapped how much ice Greenland has lost in the twentieth century using aerial photos and satellite data. The results, which have recently been published in Nature, specifies which areas of the ice sheet that have lost ice, in contrast to earlier model studies which give a total mass loss for the ice sheet. The study shows that the mass loss of ice from Greenland has contributed to a sea-level rise of 25 mm during the 20th century.

Read the article in Nature: Spatial and temporal distribution of mass loss form the Greenland Ice Sheet since AD 1900.
www.nature.com/nature/journal/v528/n7582/full/nature16183.html

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