Arctic Wildfires Speed Melting of Greenland Ice, Study

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Smoke from Arctic wildfires may have contributed to the melting of the Greenland ice sheet during the 2012 melt season, according to new research to be presented at a scientific conference in San Francisco on Friday. The research, provides the first satellite-based evidence that smoke from Arctic wildfires is reaching the Greenland ice sheet, where it acts as an amplifier of the warming already occurring from manmade emissions of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide. See also the link to the first of its kind crowd-sourced funded research Greenland soot-measuring expedition:

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