‘Heat Dome’ Linked To Greenland’s Biggest Melt In 30 Years

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Last week there were the pictures of an iceberg twice the size of Manhattan breaking off Greenland’s Petermann Glacier.

Now there are NASA images showing
that in four days earlier this month, “Greenland’s surface ice cover
melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of
satellite observations.”

The space
agency adds that “nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its
thin, low-lying coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center, experienced
some degree of melting at its surface, according to measurements from
three independent satellites analyzed by NASA and university
scientists.” The changes happened from July 8 to July 12.

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