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Greenland

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September 11, 2017

Satellite Tracks Cracks in Greenland Glacier

The Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite takes us over the Petermann Glacier in northwest Greenland in this false-color image captured on Aug., 16 2017.

August 16, 2016

Peeking Under Greenland’s Ice Sheet

Greenland’s thick ice sheet insulates the bedrock below from the cold temperatures at the surface, so the bottom of the ice often is tens of degrees warmer than at the top.

May 9, 2016

Greenland Coast Showing Signs of Ice Melt

A graphic built from three different images collected by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A radar shows sea-ice change along northeast Greenland’s coast.

April 4, 2016

OMG Measuring Greenland’s Seafloor

NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign is gathering data that will help scientists understand how the oceans are joining with the atmosphere to melt the vast ice sheet as well as predict the extent and timing of the resulting sea-level rise.

November 17, 2015

Space Agencies Worldwide Contribute to Ice-Loss Study

Scientists studying Greenland’s glaciers used satellite observations and aerial survey measurements from a wide variety of space agencies, including ESA, the Canadian Space Agency, NASA, the German Aerospace Center, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Italy’s ASI.

November 16, 2015

Massive Northeast Greenland Glacier Is Rapidly Melting

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 – A glacier in northeast Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 18 inches has come unmoored from a stabilizing sill and is crumbling into the North Atlantic Ocean. Losing mass at a rate of 5 billion tons per year, glacier Zachariae Isstrom entered

February 10, 2015

Ice-Penetrating Radar Yields Detailed Map of Greenland Ice Sheet

Researchers at the University of Kansas used ice-penetrating radar from NASA’s Operation IceBridge to provide a detailed map of the layers inside the Greenland Ice Sheet.

December 19, 2014

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18, 2014—The Greenland Ice Sheet is ready for its close-up. The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region are making their debut. And while each individual pixel represents only one moment in time, taken together they show the ice sheet as a kind of living body—flowing, crumbling and melting out to sea.