NEWS AND NOTES Nigth Coudsl Fou Nd ot more melting. According to the As a result, the sponge is saturated Ampli Fy g ree Nl ANd i Ce m t el research, in clear skies, 58% of the more quickly and excess meltwater Spanning more than 650,000 meltwater refreezes, while during drains away.” square miles, the Greenland Ice cloudy conditions only 45% r -e The study revealed that because Sheet is the second-largest ice mass freezes. Contrary to conventional of the clouds, the temperature of in the world, behind only the An -t wisdom, in which Greenland’s ice the ice sheet is up to 3°F higher arctic Ice Sheet. With ice melt in sheets melt from the top because than it would be if the clouds Greenland accelerating over the last of warmer air temperatures, the weren’t present, and this added few decades, its ice sheet is believed excess meltwater that the resear- ch heat contributes to almost 30% of to be contributing to as much as a ers found running into the oceans the sheet’s melting. The meltwater third of the world’s rising sea levels. is coming from within the snow - refreeze could be hindered even As
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 2016
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