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Greenland’s Undercut Glaciers Melting Faster Than Thought

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

Greenland’s undercut glaciers melting faster than thought“Greenland’s glaciers flowing into the ocean are grounded deeper below sea level than previously measured, allowing intruding ocean water to badly undercut the glacier faces. That process will raise sea levels around the world much faster than currently estimated, according to a team of researchers led by Eric Rignot of the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

The researchers battled rough waters and an onslaught of icebergs for three summers to map the remote channels below Greenland’s marine-terminating glaciers for the first time. Their results have been accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters and are now available online.  Sourced through from:

GR:  It would be prudent to pay attention to the worst climate model predictions.  That way, when we get more bad news like this, we won’t have such a sinking feeling.

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