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Geographers create ‘easy button’ to calculate river flows from space

The frustrated attempts of a UCLA graduate student to quantify the amount of water draining from Greenland's melting ice sheet led him to devise...

Greenland’s fastest glacier reaches record speeds

Jakobshavn Isbræ (Jakobshavn Glacier) is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that appears to be the fastest...

Greenland ice sheet stores liquid water year-round

National Science Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a previously unknown aquifer in the Greenland ice sheet that holds liquid water...

Greenland’s shrunken ice sheet: We’ve been here before

Think Greenland’s ice sheet is small today? It was smaller — as small as it has ever been in recent history — from 3-5,000 years...

NASA Data Reveals Mega-Canyon under Greenland Ice Sheet

Data from a NASA airborne science mission reveals evidence of a large and previously unknown canyon hidden under a mile of Greenland ice. The canyon...

New drilling technique helps reveal the ‘plumbing’ beneath the Greenland Ice...

Scientists' understanding of how Greenland Ice Sheet melt water travels in passages along the bedrock below fails to account for some key processes. This,...

Greenland ice sheet to continue push of sea-level

New research has shown surface ice melt will be the dominant process controlling ice-loss from Greenland. As outlet glaciers retreat inland the other process,...

New melt record for Greenland ice sheet

New research shows that 2010 set new records for the melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, expected to be a major contributor to projected sea level rises in coming decades. "This past melt season was exceptional, with melting in some areas stretchi...

Greenland ice sheet flow driven by short-term weather extremes, not gradual...

Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration -- and eventual loss -- of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature, according to a University of British Columbia study. The ice sheet consist...

Water flowing through ice sheets accelerates warming, could speed up ice...

Melt water flowing through ice sheets via crevasses, fractures and large drains called moulins can carry warmth into ice sheet interiors, greatly accelerating the thermal response of an ice sheet to climate change, according to a new study i...

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