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Greenland Ice Sheet Not Slipping into the Sea

Written by , on January 27, 2011

Until now, it had been thought that melting ice could form a slippy layer at the bottonm of the Greenland ice sheet causing it to slide rapidly into the sea. Now, a study by Professor Andrew Shepherd of the University of Leeds, has shown that this is not happening. Professor Shepherd’s team used satellite imagery […]  Read more »

Estimated Rate of Greenland Ice Melt Halved

Written by , on September 8, 2010

There have been several estimates that Greenland is shedding roughly 230 billion tonnes of ice and West Antarctica around 132  billion tonnes per year and analysts have been concerned that these rates are much faster than predicted by climate models – suggesting that the models may be far too conservative. Now researchers from the US […]  Read more »