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Researchers Attribute Thinning of Greenland Glacier to Ocean Warming Preceded by Atmospheric Changes
September 29, 2008
The sudden thinning in 1997 of Jakobshavn Isbrae, one of Greenland's largest glaciers, was caused by subsurface ocean warming, according to research published in the journal Nature Geoscience. The research team traces these oceanic shifts back to changes in the atmospheric circulation in the North Atlantic region.
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