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Shrinking of Greenland’s glaciers began accelerating in 2000, research finds


Satellite data has given scientists clues about how, when and why Greenland’s glaciers are shrinking – and shows…
Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected


A team of 96 polar scientists from 50 international organisations – including Lancaster University – have produced the…
Underwater Glacial Melting Occurring Much Faster Than Predicted

July 29, 2019

Underwater melting of tidewater glaciers is occurring much faster than previously thought, according to a new study by…
New research shows how melting ice is affecting supplies of nutrients to the sea

June 26, 2019

The findings of a research expedition to coastal Greenland which examined, for the first time, how melting ice…
Clouds dominate uncertainties in predicting future Greenland melt

June 26, 2019

New research led by climate scientists from the University of Bristol suggests that the representation of clouds in…
Going wireless in Greenland

June 18, 2019

Our warming world is melting the ice on top of glaciers, causing meltwater to trickle down through cracks…
Jakobshavn Glacier Grows for Third Straight Year

June 18, 2019

New NASA data shows that Jakobshavn Glacier – Greenland’s fastest-moving and fastest-thinning glacier for most of the 2000s…
First ICESat-2 Global Data Released: Ice, Forests and More

May 29, 2019

More than a trillion new measurements of Earth’s height – blanketing everything from glaciers in Greenland, to mangrove…
Expert judgement provides better understanding of the effect of melting ice sheets

May 21, 2019

Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic, and subsequent sea level rise (SLR) this will cause, is…
Cold Water Currently Slowing Fastest Greenland Glacier

March 26, 2019

NASA research shows that Jakobshavn Glacier, which has been Greenland’s fastest-flowing and fastest-thinning glacier for the last 20…
NASA Finds Possible Second Impact Crater Under Greenland Ice

February 12, 2019

A NASA glaciologist has discovered a possible second impact crater buried under more than a mile of ice…
Waters west of Europe drives ocean overturning, key for regulating climate

February 5, 2019

A new international study involving Liverpool ocean scientists has found that the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC), a…
Greenland ice melting rapidly, study finds

January 23, 2019

Greenland is melting faster than scientists previously thought—and will likely lead to faster sea level rise—thanks to the…
Subglacial weathering alters nutrient cycles in Greenland

January 10, 2019

The nutrient cycles that underpin how carbon is stored and released from two of Greenland’s glaciers is significantly…
Melting ice sheets release tons of methane into the atmosphere, study finds

January 8, 2019

The Greenland Ice Sheet emits tons of methane according to a new study, showing that subglacial biological activity…
International Team, NASA Make Unexpected Discovery Under Greenland Ice

November 15, 2018

An international team of researchers, including a NASA glaciologist, has discovered a large meteorite impact crater hiding beneath…
Finding Open Water in Greenland’s Icy Seas

October 2, 2018

“Three, two, one … drop!” Researchers in NASA’s Oceans Melting Greenland campaign heard that phrase 239 times this…
2018 Arctic Summertime Sea Ice Minimum Extent Tied for Sixth Lowest on Record

September 28, 2018

Arctic sea ice likely reached its 2018 lowest extent on Sept. 19 and again on Sept. 23, according…
NASA Gets Up Close with Greenland’s Melting Ice

August 24, 2018

With a new research plane and a new base to improve its chances of outsmarting Atlantic hurricanes, NASA’s…
OMG, the Water’s Warm! NASA Study Solves Glacier Puzzle

June 22, 2018

A new NASA study explains why the Tracy and Heilprin glaciers, which flow side by side into Inglefield…
Newly discovered salty subglacial lakes could help search for life in solar system

April 20, 2018

Researchers from the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics (UTIG) have helped discover the first subglacial lakes ever…
Snowfall patterns may provide clues to Greenland Ice Sheet

April 16, 2018

The Greenland Ice Sheet is melting, discharging hundreds of billions of tons of water into the ocean each…
Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

March 23, 2018

Previous discussions of geoengineering have looked at global projects, like seeding the atmosphere with particles to reflect more…
Study helps explain Greenland glaciers’ varied vulnerability to melting

March 15, 2018

“The undersides of glaciers in deeper valleys are exposed to warm, salty Atlantic water, while the others are…
DTU wants to know more about building in extreme climates

March 7, 2018

Greater knowledge of Arctic housing construction is necessary if we are to become better at building homes under…
Greenland is changing – and rapidly

January 10, 2018

Studies of 121 Greenland river deltas show that the deltas have grown heavily over the past 75 years.…
Study opens window on meltwater from icebergs

December 7, 2017

Surface water conditions in Greenland’s fjords and in the northern Atlantic Ocean are dictated by what’s going on…
New Greenland maps show more glaciers at risk

November 2, 2017

New maps of Greenland’s coastal seafloor and bedrock beneath its massive ice sheet show that two to four…
NASA Flights Map Summer Melt of Greenland Land Ice

September 9, 2017

Operation IceBridge is flying in Greenland to measure how much ice has melted over the course of the…
Analysis to Figure Out How Fast Greenland Is Melting

July 10, 2017

A new analysis of Greenland’s past temperatures will help scientists figure out how fast the island’s vast ice…
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