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An Ice-cap Is Melting

An Ice-cap Is Melting

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, August 12, 2019/Categories: natural history, video, marine life, sustainability, environment, adventure , climate change

                                               Retreating Greenland Glacier (credit: NASA/Landsat-8)

Early in August, Greenland experienced a heatwave and recorded some of the highest temperatures ever measured. The heatwave induced melting over 90% of the ice-cap. According to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), the volume of water lost from Greenland was between 10-12.5 billion tons of ice that melted on August 1st alone. Greenland's ice sheet experienced a loss of 197 gigatonnes of ice in July as well. The Danish meteorologists produce an aerial survey of the ice as it was melting.

July is now registered as the hottest month ever recorded and Greenland will continue melting into the Fall.



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