The Greenland Ice Sheet has continued to melt over the past several years. Now, scientists are taking a closer look at this melting and learning what role the ocean plays in it.
Using ice-penetrating radar, scientists have discovered ragged blocks of ice as tall as city skyscrapers and as wide as the island of Manhattan at the very bottom of the Greenland ice sheet, shedding light on how this massive ice sheet is currently melting.
Scientists have found that summer meltwaters from ice sheets are rich in iron, which will have a major impact on phytoplankton growth and will, in turn, impact climate change models.
We all know that the Greenland ice sheet is melting, and could contribute significantly to sea level rise. Now, though, researchers have discovered the underlying causes behind this melting.
Greenland's ice may be more susceptible to warming temperatures than we thought. Scientists have revealed that, because of Greenland's unique topography, its glaciers may retreat far faster and far further than initially thought.
Scientists have found that up to half of recent warming in Greenland and surrounding areas may be due to climate variations that original in the tropical Pacific and might not be connected with the overall warming of the planet.
Deep beneath the Greenland ice sheet, preserved for over 3 million years, is an ancient landscape. Now, scientists are taking a closer look at this landscape, revealing a bit more about the history of the area.