Greenland Ice Melt Accelerating

11/20/2012 07:26

Picture all of Manhattan covered in a layer of ice that's 11,800 feet (3,600 meters) thick — eight times the height of the Empire State Building. That's the net amount of ice that melts each year in Greenland, according to Princeton University researcher Christopher Harig.

And the rate of ice melt is accelerating.

That annual melt figure comes from a study published online today (Nov. 19) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and is based on satellite measurements of Greenland's ice mass from 2002 to early 2011.   LiveScience

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