NASA has released the first-ever photograph of a giant crack on Greenland's Petermann Glacier. The photo was taken by NASA's Operation IceBridge while flying over Greenland's northwestern area.
NASA and USGS are using a real-time ice sheet viewing process in order to study the factors that influence the movement of glaciers and ice sheets towards the sea.
Have we reached the end? Researchers said once it happens, the consequences are irreversible.
NASA researchers helped produced the new map that shows which part of the Greenland ice sheets are already thawed.
Researchers from NASA have officially released a map showing the thawed areas of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Not only do these images prove the effect of climate change, NASA’s findings would also help predict how the ice sheet would react to global warming.
Greenland ice melted on Monday at such a catastrophic speed that scientists could hardly believe it. It was such an the "extreme melt event" that experts had to check if they were making a mistake.
Following especially warm summers and increased icemelt, Greenland's ice sheet appears to waterlogged and unable to to buffer its contribution to rising sea levels.
While much anecdotal information has been collected since 2001 saying otherwise, a new study looking at Greenland ice sheet at higher elevations says that the ice is not darkening due to soot or carbon.
Previous sea level rise predictions are higher than new estimates. Stanford researchers using Earth's distant past as a reference found roughly a 50-foot difference in the two calculations. Where does that leave NYC, Miami, and New Orleans?
As part of their ongoing "ScienceCasts" video series, Science@NASA reminds just how closely experts from around the world have been keeping a wary eye on Greenland's ice sheet. The result has been a mountain of research all showing the same thing: under the thinning of ice is a whole lot of nothing, and that's not good news.
Strong winds are affecting carbon storage and changing habitat to grasses, lichen and microfungi in some parts of western Greenland. Researchers are working to find out how long this has been happening.
The answer to scientists' questions about why Greenland was cooler than the rest of North America through the early 1990s, but is warming now--may have new solar-connected connections.
Robots can do mundane data collection, and save the cost of sending a crew on a research vessel. They can hang out where scientists' parents wouldn't want them to die. In the future, says robot engineer Hanu Singh, they'll do even more.
When ice-bergs calve from a glacier, sometimes they tip back into it and send the glacier bounding backward, causing a glacial earthquake.