Greenland May be Slip-sliding Away

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Like snow sliding off a roof on a sunny day, the Greenland Ice Sheet may be sliding faster into the ocean due to massive releases of meltwater from surface lakes, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. See Also: Earth & Climate Global Warming Climate Oceanography Ice Ages Water Geography Reference Ice shelf Ice sheet Greenland ice sheet Antarctic ice sheet Such lake drainages may affect sea-level rise, with implications for coastal communities, according to the researchers. 'This is the first evidence that Greenland's 'supraglacial' lakes have responded to recent increases in surface meltwater production by draining more frequently, as opposed to growing in size...

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