Plumbing Under the Greenland Ice Sheet
August 27, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Scientists' understanding of how Greenland Ice Sheet melt water travels in passages along the bedrock below fails to account for some key processes. This, in turn may be affecting their assessment of how ice sheets respond to climate change." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.
Information from Greenland Ice Cores
January 27, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"The International North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project results indicate that melting of the Antarctic ice sheet may have contributed more to sea level rise than melting of the Greeland ice sheet some 100,000 years ago." Quoted from the NSF press release.
The edge of the Greenland ice sheet, near Kangerlussuaq. Peter West, NSF.
How Surface Water Lubricates the Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet
August 14, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Supraglacial lakes -- bodies of water that collect on the surface of the Greenland ice sheet -- lubricate the bottom of the ice when they drain, causing it to flow faster." Quoted from the National Science Foundation press release.