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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014, 13:44

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.

Ancient tundra landscape discovered under Greenland Ice Sheet

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:21

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

Regional warming triggers sustained mass loss in Northeast Greenland ice sheet

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014, 11:22

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

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

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 15:58

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.

Greenland`s `fastest glacier` smashes breaking speed record

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 12:23

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.

Greenland ice harbours massive reservoir of melt water

Last Updated: Monday, December 23, 2013, 14:30

Scientists have suggested that Greenland Ice Sheet stores liquid water all year long, based on the surprising discovery of an aquifer, an underground layer of water-bearing permeable rock .

Greenland`s ice sheet was smaller 3,000-5,000 years ago

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 13:08

Scientists have said that Greenland`s shrunken ice sheet was smaller than today about 3-5,000 years ago.

NASA to map Greenland ice sheet summer melt

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 11:22

For the first time, the Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor, or LVIS, is set to fly aboard NASA`s new C-130 aircraft to map Greenland`s ice sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice following a summer`s melt.

Giant canyon discovered under Greenland ice sheet

Last Updated: Friday, August 30, 2013, 10:47

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.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 09:23

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

Greenland`s ice sheet melting rapidly

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 14:33

A new study has revealed that surface ice melt will be the dominant process controlling ice-loss from Greenland.

New rover set to explore Greenland ice sheet

Last Updated: Thursday, May 02, 2013, 10:32

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