Melting of Ice Sheet in Greenland Reaches a Record This Year

Melting of Ice Sheet in Greenland Reaches a Record This Year

The melted ice from the glaciers of Greenland can not be replenished any more by Annual Snowfall, according to the outcome of a recent study by Ohio State University researchers of the nearly 40-year satellite data.

Even if global warming stopped today, the ice would keep shrinking.

The recent study of scientific evidence on the melting of the Greenland ice sheet forecasts that, in the late 21st century, global warming levels will increase by at least 10 centimetres.

In the last three decades to 2019, researchers evaluate Greenland surface air temperature data primarily in coastal weather stations, but also in the internal ice sheet, from relatively long-running locations. In the winter, the coastal regions of Greenland were considerably warmed by 4.4 degrees Celsius and from 1991 to 2019 by 1.7 degrees in summer.

Their study, combined with the computer model performance of the 1972 to 2018 ice sheets mass balance, shows that every summer, global warming equals to some 91 billion tons of surface mass loss per year, with a total ice sheet mass loss of 116 milliards tons annually.

Usman Ghani

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