Ablation observations for 2008-2011 from the Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE)

Robert S. Fausto, Dirk van As, Andreas P. Ahlstrøm, Signe B. Andersen, Morten L. Andersen, Michele Citterio, Karen Edelvang, Signe H. Larsen, Horst Machguth, Søren Nielsen, Anker Weidick

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Abstract

Recent estimates from the glaciological community agree that the Greenland ice sheet is losing mass at an accelerated pace due to climate change (Velicogna 2009; Khan et al. 2010; Rignot et al. 2011). This has caught the attention of the public and policy makers due to the potential impact on sea-level rise (Dahl-Jensen et al. 2009). The mass loss can be attributed approximately equally to increases in meltwater runoff from surface melt and iceberg production (van den Broeke et al. 2009).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-76
Number of pages4
JournalGeological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Bulletin
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2012

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate

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