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

Authors

  • Robert S. Fausto Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark
  • Dirk van As Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Øster Voldgade 10, DK-1350 Copenhagen K. Denmark

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v26.4765

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).

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Published

2012-07-10

How to Cite

Fausto, R. S., & van As, D. (2012). Ablation observations for 2008–2011 from the Programme for Monitoring of the Greenland Ice Sheet (PROMICE). GEUS Bulletin, 26, 73–76. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v26.4765

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