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Press Release 13-060

Thin, Low Arctic Clouds Played an Important Role in Widespread 2012 Greenland Ice Sheet Melt

New study shows clouds are important, but previously overlooked, regulator of the Arctic climate

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Photo of sky with fog bows over summit station in greenland

A series of fog bows appear over NSF's Mobile Science Facility at Summit Station, Greenland, on July 15, 2012. Fog bows are similar to rainbows but lack brilliant colors because they are caused by smaller liquid water droplets than those in a typical rain cloud. This particular fog bow is caused by a supercooled liquid water cloud near the surface.

Credit: Brant Miller / University of Idaho


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