Heavy late summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt

14-07-2015

Melting and movement of the Greenland ice sheet is increased by heavy rain.

Intense late summer rainfall increases melting and movement of the Greenland ice sheet. It is the results of investigations with Danish participation, which are published in the international journal Nature Geoscience.

We're seeing that warm wet weather, that is increasing with climate change, is driving more melt of the Greenland Ice Sheet than we thought, says Professor Jason Box from GEUS to ScienceNordic.

Read the article on ScienceNordic: Heavy summer rain in Greenland speeds up ice melt
sciencenordic.com/heavy-summer-rain-greenland-speeds-ice-melt

Read the article in Nature Geoscience: Amplified melt and flow of the Greenland ice sheet driven by late-summer cyclonic rainfall.
www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2482.html

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