The Recent Wasting Away of the Greenland Ice Sheet

November 2010
CO2 Science;11/10/2010, Vol. 13 Issue 45, p4
The article discusses a research study to determine whether the Greenland ice sheet's recent mass loss is really extraordinary. The researchers found that the present-day surface mass-balance (SMB) decline over the decade 1995-2005 was no different from that of the decade 1923-1933. According to them, the recent changes that have been monitored extensively are not necessarily the result of anthropogenic-related warming but represent natural sub-decadal fluctuations in the mass balance of the ice sheet.


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