Record High Greenland Ice Sheet Melt

Record High Greenland Ice Sheet Melt // Aug 25, 2020

Years with near record lows of Arctic sea-ice are often associated with a persistent jet stream ridge (blocking high) over Greenland. This means very low snowfall in the winter to build up the ice thickness, and very warm, cloud free summers to accelerate the Greenland ice sheet surface melting and discharge (comprised of calving of the ice shelves, and submarine loss melting from below where the warm ocean waters contact the lower ice surfaces). Greenland lost a record 532 GT of ice in 2019, surpassing the previous record melt year in 2012 (when sea ice set a record low) by 15%.

Ref: to two other, recent videos (three with immediate, above): COVID-19 Dashboard by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)


Ref2:  ‘Greenland’s melting ice sheet – in pictures‘, Guardian 20 Aug, 2020
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2 Responses to Record High Greenland Ice Sheet Melt

  1. Dale Lanan says:

    Have been unable to see your internet site for a long time now except here. So I’m writing to tell you to check your internet connections first hand.
    The world looks like it’s been taken over by a corporate mafia hell bent on keeping bank notes.
    The US doesn’t seem to be functionally able to free itself from the trump monster gang take over.
    So to end the blocking high in politics and relative to Greenland’s atmospheric pressure perhaps.
    I hope you are well and keep producing information videos about Earth’s condition in this


  2. Hello Dale,
    Please let me know if my internet site is still a problem for you. If so, I’ll make sure that WordPress fixes it; I know some others have said that it is very slow at times.


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