Greenland ice melting ‘even in winter’ – BBC News

Greenland ice melting ‘even in winter’ – BBC News

Oceanographer Dr Sam Jones has used the model to create animations that accurately replicate the flow of warm water into the fjords and beneath the ice sheet.

It builds on work by Prof Mark Inall of SAMS whose field studies of the fjord in summertime hinted that the waves could be undermining the ice.

Greenland’s ice melt is accelerating, with the volume of meltwater reaching unprecedented levels.

SAMS said an estimated 600 gigatonnes of water flowed into the ocean in 2012.

Greenland accounts for more than 20% of the total annual increase in sea level.

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