2010 Spike in Greenland Ice Loss Lifted Bedrock

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Northwest coast of Greenland. Caption and Photo source: NASA/Michael Studinger


An unusually hot melting season in 2010 accelerated ice loss in southern Greenland by 100 billion tons, and large portions of the island’s bedrock rose an additional quarter of an inch in response.

Every year as the Greenland Ice Sheet melts, the rocky coast rises. Greenland routinely detect uplift of 15 mm (0.59 inches) or more, year after year. But a temperature spike in 2010 lifted the bedrock a detectably higher amount over a short five-month period, as high as 20 mm (0.79 inches) in some locations…

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