Greenland Anomaly: Late Season Melt Pulse + Methane Emissions

Extensive dark snow, very large melt lakes A strong, late-season […]

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August 5, 2013

Extensive dark snow, very large melt lakes

A strong, late-season melt pulse continued over the Greenland ice sheet this weekend as melt covered a much greater portion of the ice sheet than is typical for this time of year. As of late July, the area of the Greenland ice sheet subject to melt had spiked to nearly 45%. Soon after, a second melt spike to around 38% followed. Over the past two weeks, melt area coverage has fluctuated between 5 and 25 percentage points above the seasonal average for this time of year, maintaining at or above the typical melt season maximum of around 25% for almost all of this time.

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  2. Hank Roberts August 6, 2013 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Got a transcript? One “affected” probably should be read “effected”

  3. philippe August 6, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    interesting overview, but please, do not use anymore those awfull synthetic voices, it’s a real pain for ears and intelligence ;)

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      Chris Machens August 6, 2013 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Well, i have only so much resources and text to speech widgets help to streamline, however i will consider your input and will try to improve the voice.

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