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Extreme Melting on Greenland Ice Sheet, Reports CCNY Team
October 13, 2011
The Greenland ice sheet can experience extreme melting even when temperatures don't hit record highs, according to a new analysis by Marco Tedesco, assistant professor in the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the City College of New York. His findings suggest that glaciers could undergo a self-amplifying cycle of melting and warming that would be difficult to halt.
City College of New York
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