Warm ocean waters off Greenland put glaciers at more risk
The Oceans Melting Greenland airborne campaign has found that warming ocean temperatures around Greenland are partly responsible for accelerated ice loss and thinning glaciers, and that marine-terminating glaciers, or those that protrude into the ocean, are more susceptible to disappearing.
Data Sources: NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) airborne campaign
Willis, J.K., D. Carroll, I. Fenty, G. Kohli, A. Khazendar, M. Rutherford, N. Trenholm, and M. Morlighem (2018). Ocean-ice interactions in Inglefield Gulf: Early results from NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland mission. Oceanography 31(2), doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2018.211
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