Articles tagged "greenland"

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Unusual wildfire burning in western Greenland

Satellites have detected a sizable wildfire burning in western Greenland, about 150 km (90 miles) northeast of Sismut, the second largest town in Greenland (population 5 500). Satellites first detected evidence of the fire on July 31, 2017 and kept collecting the...

August 08, 2017

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Details emerge about Greenland tsunami, and a new video

New details have emerged about the Greenland landslide that occurred in Karrat Fjord and the deadly tsunami it produced late Saturday (local time), June 17, 2017. The tsunami hit the village of Nuugaatsiaq just after 23:00 local time on June 17 (01:00 UTC on June...

June 21, 2017

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Tsunami hits western Greenland, leaving 4 people dead, 9 injured

A shallow earthquake registered by the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) as M4.0 hit 28 km (17.4 miles) north of the village of Nuugaatsiaq, western coast of Greenland at 01:00 UTC on June 18, 2017 (23:00 local time on June 17). The quake is believed...

June 18, 2017

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Unusually early melting of Greenland's ice sheet

According to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), an early melt event over the Greenland ice sheet occurred this week, smashing by a month the previous records of more than 10% of the ice sheet melting. The melt was driven by warm air advected from the SW bringing...

April 14, 2016

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A 3D view of the age and structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet. This new map allows scientists to determine the age of lar

January 23, 2015

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Preserved ancient tundra landscape discovered under the Greenland Ice Sheet

A team of university scientists and a NASA colleague were greatly surprised to discover an ancient tundra landscape preserved under the Greenland Ice Sheet, below 3.2 km (2 miles) of ice. "We found organic soil that has been frozen to the bottom of the ic

April 23, 2014

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Greenland’s fastest glacier reaches record speeds - Jakobshavn Glacier

Jakobshavn Isbræ (Jakobshavn Glacier) is moving ice from the Greenland ice sheet into the ocean at a speed that appears to be the fastest ever recorded. Researchers from the University of Washington and the German Space Agency (DLR) measured the dramatic speeds

February 03, 2014

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Two massive lakes discovered underneath the Greenland Ice Sheet

According to recently published study, two massive subglacial lakes have been discovered 800 meters beneath surface of the melting Greenland Ice Sheet. Lakes discovered by researchers from the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at the University of

November 30, 2013

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Operation IceBridge: Flying low over Southeast Greenland

A view from cockpit camera installed on NASA's P-3B airborne laboratory and operated by the National Suborbital Education and Research Center (NSERC) shows southeast Greenland from 500 meters above, recorded during Operation IceBridge's flyover on April 9,

April 13, 2013

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IceBridge: Keeping a close eye on Jakobshavn glacier

Jakobshavn Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in Greenland, has been the focus of IceBridge survey flights for five consecutive years. Here, images from an IceBridge mission on April 4, 2013 and video footage from the 2012 Arctic campaign show this rapidly

April 06, 2013

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Two M 6.3+ earthquakes struck off the eastern coast of Greenland, two M 5.4+ Indian-Antartic Ridge

A strong earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (EMSC) hit off Jan Mayen Island, Norway in the Arctic Ocean on August 30, 2012 at 13:43 UTC. USGS reported it as M6.8. Recorded depth by USGS was 8.6 km and only 2 km by EMSC. Epicenter was located 93km NW of Olonkinbyen,

August 30, 2012

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Satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland

Recent satellite images show flooding in Kangerlussuaq, a key air transportation hub on Greenland. Located in southwestern Greenland roughly 125 kilometers (75 miles) from the coast, Kangerlussuaq, or Kanger, hosts one of the island’s busiest commercial airports.

July 29, 2012

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97% of the Greenland's ice sheet surface melted in mid-July

Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations in period of merely few days this month. Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its thin, low-lying coastal edges to its two-mile-thick

July 24, 2012

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Iceberg tsunami gone wild! The wave nearly took out the tourist boat

As a tourist was filming the Iceberg in Greenland yesterday, a part of the iceberg started to crack and break before their very own eyes. Before they knew it, part of that iceberg started to cave in to the sea. Luckily only a small part of what could have been a much

July 24, 2012

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Scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere

According to a report published in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists have found more than 150,000 sites in the Arctic where methane is seeping into the atmosphere. The fragile and rapidly changing Arctic is home to large reservoirs of methane, a potent

May 22, 2012

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Greenland's glacier meltdown gives new insight for rising sea level

Greenland's contribution to rising sea level in the 21st century might be significantly less than the upper limits some scientists thought possible, a new study shows. Data shows a 30% speed-up in 10 years on average. With faster movements of the glaciers, ice and

May 13, 2012

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Iceberg PII-A splits in two off Newfoundland

Over a year ago, on August 5, 2010, the Petermann Glacier on the northwestern coast of Greenland calved a very large ice island. About a month later, the ice island, estimated at that time as about four times the size of Manhattan, collided with an island and broke

August 23, 2011

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Melting glaciers alter Earth's gravity

Melting glaciers can alter Earth's gravity field, scientists have found, a discovery that is shedding light on when Greenland and Antarctica began heavily melting. Knowing the timing of this melting could help climate scientists make better estimates of the potential

August 17, 2011

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Large variations in Arctic sea ice

For the last 10,000 years, summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been far from constant. For several thousand years, there was much less sea ice in The Arctic Ocean - probably less than half of current amounts. This is indicated by new findings by the Danish National

August 09, 2011

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A massive ice island has drifted to within 10 kilometres of Canada’s Labrador coast

In August 2010, the Petermann Glacier along the north-western coast of Greenland calved an ice island roughly four times the size of Manhattan. Nearly a year later, on July 25, 2011, a piece of that ice island—named Petermann Ice Island-A (PII-A) – was still

July 29, 2011

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New York 'at risk' as seas rise

New York is a major loser and Reykjavik a winner from new forecasts of sea level rise in different regions.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said in 2007 that sea levels would rise at least 28cm (1ft) by the year 2100. But this is a global average;

April 10, 2011