Greenland ice sheet

M. Tedesco, J.E. Box, J. Cappelen, R.S. Fausto, X. Fettweis, J.K. Andersen, T. Mote, C.J.P.P. Smeets, D. van As, R.S.W. van de Wal

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The GrIS plays a fundamental role in the climate of our planet and in the Arctic. The relatively high albedo of the ice sheet relative to the surrounding, darker, ice-free land and ocean reduces the amount of solar energy absorbed by Earth. The GrIS also inf lu-ences atmospheric circulation patterns because of its geographic location and prominent topography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationState of the climate in 2018
EditorsJessica Blunden, Derek S. Arndt
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019

Publication series

SeriesBulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate


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