Measuring the flow of water at Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden

Measuring the flow of water at Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden

In northern Greenland, there’s a large region of ice that flows unusually quickly. Only discovered in the 1990s from studying satellite images, this feature is…

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Just how quickly are icebergs and glaciers melting?

Just how quickly are icebergs and glaciers melting?

The melting of icebergs beneath the ocean’s surface, or submarine melting, occurs continuously as the submerged portion of the iceberg is exposed to relatively warm…

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Coring ice caps to track sea ice and phytoplankton blooms

Coring ice caps to track sea ice and phytoplankton blooms

The Greenland Ice Sheet gains mass in the winter through snowfall and loses mass in the summer through surface melting and icebergs calving off the…

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Dangerous Storms

Dangerous Storms

Tasiilaq, Greenland, Friday, Feb. 6, 1970. 6 p.m. Dead silence falls over Tasiilaq. Daylight is long gone in this village on the southeast coast of…

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On comparing things using lines; or, How to make graphs that say what you want them to

On comparing things using lines; or, How to make graphs that say what you want them to

In a recent Wall Street Journal editorial by Richard McNider and John Christy, the authors make the claim that not only was John Kerry “flat…

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