Ice Melt

You may have heard about the recent “dust up” about whether there was an overstatement of the ice melt in the Himalayas. There was. So, it will be corrected. The ice is still melting. In fact, the most ice is in Greenland and Antarctica. That melts, and we are going to be doing more swimming !
Here is an article on the topic.
Reporting this week in the journal Nature, researchers from British Antarctic Survey and the University of Bristol describe how analysis of millions of NASA satellite measurements* from both of these vast ice sheets shows that the most profound ice loss is a result of glaciers speeding up where they flow into the sea.

The authors conclude that this ‘dynamic thinning’ of glaciers now reaches all latitudes in Greenland, has intensified on key Antarctic coastlines, is penetrating far into the ice sheets’ interior and is spreading as ice shelves thin by ocean-driven melt. Ice shelf collapse has triggered particularly strong thinning that has endured for decades.


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  1. Here’s more on glaciers. Cool @! In 2008, for example, 79 Swiss glaciers were in retreat, while five were advancing, the Swiss Glacier Monitoring Network reports.

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