Greenland ice sheet

Ice sheet in Greenland decreasing 7% faster than thought

Ice sheet in Greenland decreasing 7% faster than thought

Everyone knows how soaring temperature and climate change is altering the crystal white landscapes at both the poles of the Earth. Until recently, environmentalists believed that Greenland was losing 500 trillion pounds of ice sheet annually.

Sep 24, 2016, 09:38 AM IST
Greenland ice melt putting global ocean circulation at risk

Greenland ice melt putting global ocean circulation at risk

Researchers say it could impact the future climate in places such as portions of Europe and North America.

Jan 23, 2016, 11:57 AM IST
Clouds blamed for rapid Greenland ice sheet melt

Clouds blamed for rapid Greenland ice sheet melt

Clouds are raising the temperature of the Greenland ice Sheet and accounting for as much as 30 percent of the ice sheet melt, researchers say.

Jan 13, 2016, 12:51 PM IST
Greenland ice sheet not melting as fast as feared

Greenland ice sheet not melting as fast as feared

The new study showed that despite dramatic increase in ice melt across Greenland in recent years, the speed of ice movement in some areas has slowed down rather than accelerated.

Oct 30, 2015, 17:05 PM IST
Greenland`s ice sheet 'plumbing' system revealed

Greenland`s ice sheet 'plumbing' system revealed

 A team of researchers have shed light on the impact of climate change on plumbing system that governs the water flow in subglacial lake under the Greenland ice sheet.

Oct 10, 2015, 10:53 AM IST
Melting Greenland's past to provide clues about its future

Melting Greenland's past to provide clues about its future

Providing a vital clue to the future of Greenland, scientists have measured how the island's ice sheet reacted to a warm period 8,000 to 5,000 years ago when the temperatures were two to four degrees Celsius warmer than present.

Feb 23, 2015, 12:12 PM IST
NASA releases 3D view of Greenland ice sheet

NASA releases 3D view of Greenland ice sheet

 Using ice-penetrating radar data, NASA scientists have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland ice sheet.

Jan 25, 2015, 12:40 PM IST
New 3-D map sheds light on how Greenland ice sheet evolved

New 3-D map sheds light on how Greenland ice sheet evolved

A team of scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA's Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet, opening a window on past climate conditions and the ice sheet's potentially perilous future.

Jan 24, 2015, 11:19 AM IST
Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought

Greenland may lose ice more rapidly in future than previously thought

A new study has provided the first comprehensive picture of how Greenland's glaciers have changed over the past decade.

Dec 16, 2014, 13:59 PM IST
Greenland Ice Sheet more sensitive to climate change than previously thought

Greenland Ice Sheet more sensitive to climate change than previously thought

A new study has revealed that despite its apparent stability, the massive ice sheet covering most of Greenland is more sensitive to climate change than earlier estimates have suggested.

Sep 30, 2014, 20:15 PM IST

Greenland ice sheet collapse linked to sea level rise 400,000 years ago

Researchers suggests that a warming period more than 400,000 years ago pushed the Greenland ice sheet past its stability threshold; resulting in a nearly complete deglaciation of southern Greenland and raising global sea levels some 4-6 meters.

Jun 26, 2014, 13:44 PM IST

Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below two miles of ice.

Apr 18, 2014, 15:21 PM IST

Regional warming triggers sustained mass loss in Northeast Greenland ice sheet

Researchers have found that Northeast Greenland ice sheet started to speed up and lose mass around 2003 because of localised increase in temperatures.

Mar 17, 2014, 11:22 AM IST

Greenland ice sheet melt causing four-fold global sea level increase

A new report suggests that over the past two decades, ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet increased four-fold contributing to one-quarter of global sea level rise.

Feb 07, 2014, 15:58 PM IST

Greenland`s `fastest glacier` smashes breaking speed record

Researchers have suggested that Jakobshavn Isbrae (Jakobshavn Glacier) is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that seems to be the fastest ever recorded.

Feb 04, 2014, 12:23 PM IST

Lakes discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

Researchers have for the first time discovered two subglacial lakes hiding 800 metres below the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Nov 28, 2013, 15:37 PM IST

Giant canyon discovered under Greenland ice sheet

When we all thought that all the mysteries of Earth have been unveiled, we stumble upon this discovery. Scientists have discovered a vast canyon, twice as long as the Grand Canyon.

Aug 30, 2013, 10:47 AM IST

Heat flow from Earth`s mantle leading to Greenland ice sheet melting

The Greenland ice sheet is melting from below, caused by a high heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere.

Aug 13, 2013, 09:23 AM IST

New rover set to explore Greenland ice sheet

NASA`s newest scientific rover, known as GROVER is set for testing May 3 through June 8 in the highest part of Greenland.

May 02, 2013, 10:32 AM IST

Greenland ice sheet may be sliding away due to surface lake melt

Greenland ice sheet may be sliding faster into the ocean because of massive releases of meltwater from surface lakes, a new study suggests.

Apr 17, 2012, 12:45 PM IST