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17

Mar

Greenland ice sheet loses its last gripScientists disagree about what impact ice loss in Greenland could have on sea level rise as some models predict that the melting of glaciers will slow as they retreat into rocky valleys.

Greenland ice sheet loses its last grip
Scientists disagree about what impact ice loss in Greenland could have on sea level rise as some models predict that the melting of glaciers will slow as they retreat into rocky valleys.

23

Dec

Greenland’s ice sheet hides 100 billion tons of waterThe discovery creates ‘additional complexity’ to the scientists’ figures about the rates of sea level rise.

Greenland’s ice sheet hides 100 billion tons of water
The discovery creates ‘additional complexity’ to the scientists’ figures about the rates of sea level rise.

31

Aug

Greenland’s ‘Grand Canyon’ discovered under ice sheetThe canyon opens a whole new set of ideas to explore for scientists studying the rapid retreat of the Petermann Glacier.

Greenland’s ‘Grand Canyon’ discovered under ice sheet
The canyon opens a whole new set of ideas to explore for scientists studying the rapid retreat of the Petermann Glacier.

30

Aug

Greenland may soon live up to its nameThe icy island, famous for an ironic misnomer, is about to be recolored by climate change. A new study explores the implications of a Greenland that’s actually green.

Greenland may soon live up to its name
The icy island, famous for an ironic misnomer, is about to be recolored by climate change. A new study explores the implications of a Greenland that’s actually green.

07

Aug

Life at the epicenter of climate change
Researchers are flocking to Greenland, where the only thing shifting faster than glaciers is the local populace adapting to a new climate reality.

18

Jul

Warm and buttery: Greenland’s ice flow speeding upMeltwater from the ice sheet transports heat into the chilly interior ice, thus warming up the core.

Warm and buttery: Greenland’s ice flow speeding up
Meltwater from the ice sheet transports heat into the chilly interior ice, thus warming up the core.

05

Dec

Greenland Ice Sheet is thawing irregularlyGreenland Ice Sheet is second largest block of ice in the world next to the Antarctica Ice Sheet, both of which serve as the planet’s polar ice caps.

Greenland Ice Sheet is thawing irregularly
Greenland Ice Sheet is second largest block of ice in the world next to the Antarctica Ice Sheet, both of which serve as the planet’s polar ice caps.

01

Dec

Loss of polar ice sheet acceleratingIce lost from Antarctica and Greenland accounts for .44 inches, or a fifth, of the 2.2 inches that the seas have risen on average since 1992.

Loss of polar ice sheet accelerating
Ice lost from Antarctica and Greenland accounts for .44 inches, or a fifth, of the 2.2 inches that the seas have risen on average since 1992.

03

Oct

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Goat Aurora Over Greenland
Sometimes it’s hard to believe what you see in the sky. During the Shelios Expedition to Greenland in late August, even veteran sky enthusiasts saw auroras so colorful, so fast changing, and so unusual in form that they could remember nothing like it.
Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN)
As the ever changing auroras evolved, huge shapes spread across the sky morphed from one familiar form into another, including what looked to be the head of a goat (shown above), the head of an elephant, a strange green-tailed comet, and fingers on a celestial hand.
Even without the aurora, the sky would be notable for the arching band of our Milky Way Galaxy and the interesting field of stars, nebulas, and galaxies. In contrast, in the foreground is a farm house in Tasiusaq, Kujalleq. Greenland. The Shelios project exists not only to observe auroras but to motivate students to consider a career in science.

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Goat Aurora Over Greenland

Sometimes it’s hard to believe what you see in the sky. During the Shelios Expedition to Greenland in late August, even veteran sky enthusiasts saw auroras so colorful, so fast changing, and so unusual in form that they could remember nothing like it.

Image Credit & Copyright: Juan Carlos Casado (TWAN)

As the ever changing auroras evolved, huge shapes spread across the sky morphed from one familiar form into another, including what looked to be the head of a goat (shown above), the head of an elephant, a strange green-tailed comet, and fingers on a celestial hand.

Even without the aurora, the sky would be notable for the arching band of our Milky Way Galaxy and the interesting field of stars, nebulas, and galaxies. In contrast, in the foreground is a farm house in Tasiusaq, Kujalleq. Greenland. The Shelios project exists not only to observe auroras but to motivate students to consider a career in science.

15

Aug

Greenland’s ice sheet melt breaks 30-year recordMost of the ice that melted refroze before it ran off into the ocean, resulting in a ‘relatively small’ amount of water produced by the melting.

Greenland’s ice sheet melt breaks 30-year record
Most of the ice that melted refroze before it ran off into the ocean, resulting in a ‘relatively small’ amount of water produced by the melting.