Growth in Greenland’s ice sheet

November 9, 2005

Scientists analyzing over 11 years’ worth of data from satellites that measure the thickness of Greenlands inner ice sheet have found growth of about 6 centimeters per year in the inner areas, while the boundaries have decreased at almost 3 cm per year average. 

While the growth is consistent with models predicting global warming, the scientists warn that the data is still too limited.  11 years in the history of an ice sheet is just a blip when compared to long-term trends. 



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