2009-11-13

Greenland ice loss 'accelerating', study released in Science

Greenland ice loss 'accelerating'

By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website

Ilulissat glacier (Image: BBC)
The Ilulissat glacier has retreated by approximately 15km over the past decade

The Greenland ice sheet is losing its mass faster than in previous years and making an increasing contribution to sea level rise, a study has confirmed.

Published in the journal Science, it has also given scientists a clearer view of why the sheet is shrinking.

Science Magazine: DOI: 10.1126/science.1178176

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