Rainy weather is becoming increasingly common over parts of the Greenland ice sheet, triggering sudden melting events that are eating at the ice and priming the surface for more widespread future melting, says a new study. Some parts of the ice sheet are even receiving rain in winter — a phenomenon that will spread as climate continues to warm, say the researchers.
Earth Institute at Columbia University. (2019, March 7). It’s raining on the Greenland ice — in the winter: Changing weather is triggering melting. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 8, 2019 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190307091457.htm
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Marilena Oltmanns, Fiammetta Straneo, Marco Tedesco. Increased Greenland melt triggered by large-scale, year-round cyclonic moisture intrusions. The Cryosphere, 2019; 13 (3): 815 DOI: 10.5194/tc-13-815-2019