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Oh, darn. Study: Most meltwater in Greenland fjords likely comes from icebergs, not glaciers

From the AMERICAN GEOPHYSICAL UNION Most meltwater in Greenland fjords likely comes from icebergs, not glaciers WASHINGTON, DC — Icebergs contribute more meltwater to Greenland’s fjords than previously thought, losing up to half of their volume as they move through the narrow inlets, according to new research. Greenland, the world’s largest island, is almost entirely…

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Study: ‘accelerated melting of the lower Greenland ice sheet’ due to bacteria darkening the surface albedo

From RESEARCH ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS and the “dirty snow” department. Factors promoting growth of cryoconite granule formation and glacial/ice sheet melting Cryoconite granules (see Figure 1) are dark, millimeter-sized aggregations of bacteria and algae, mineral particles and organic matter that form on the surface of glaciers. They are also known to be a significant…

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In Honor of Secretary of State John Kerry’s Global Warming Publicity-Founded Visit to Greenland…

…A Few Model-Data Comparisons of Greenland Surface Air Temperatures Guest Post by Bob Tisdale Mass losses from Greenland’s ice sheets have been one of the focuses of alarmists for decades. In fact, last week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visited Greenland on a (boreal) summertime tour of parts of Greenland in an apparent political…

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Uh, oh. New study shows Earth’s internal heat drives rapid ice flow and subglacial melting in Greenland

Distant history of the North Atlantic region contributes to the present-day ice loss From the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences To understand Greenland’s ice of today researchers have to go far back into Earth’s history. The island’s lithosphere has hot depths which originate in its distant geological past and cause Greenland’s ice to rapidly flow…