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Posted: Jun 4 2007, 09:09 AM
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Greenland ice melt speeds up
Warming: Trend is confirmed via satellite, flyovers
David Perlman, Chronicle Science Editor
Saturday, June 2, 2007
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NASA scientists reading signals from a satellite in orbit, and flying aboard a low-flying plane over Greenland, are finding fresh evidence of melting snows and thinning glaciers in vast areas of the massive island.

Their observations confirm the climate's warming trend in the far northern reaches of the world, they say, where changes in the circulation of waters feeding into the Arctic Ocean are altering crucial patterns of ocean currents there with effects that are increasingly uncertain.

The pace of glaciers sliding into the sea along Greenland's southwestern coast "is speeding like gangbusters this year," said William Krabill, leader of a NASA team that has just ended a three-week airborne mission probing glacier dynamics with lasers and radar.

In order to avert distortion by dense clouds, the team flew crisscross patterns over the ice at altitudes no higher than 1,500 feet, Krabill said Friday in a telephone interview from his base at NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia.

In similar flights seven years ago, he recalled, data gathered by instruments aboard the plane showed that glaciers were moving into the ocean at a rate of only about 6 feet a year. But seven flights this spring, covering 16,000 miles of Greenland's surface and coastal glaciers, revealed that ice along the southern coast is speeding to the sea at more than 75 feet a year, Krabill said.

The island's huge ice sheet is 2 miles thick at the center, and Krabill's team has been monitoring the inland surface and the glaciers flowing into the sea every year for the past 15 years. It's clear, he said, that the entire island has been losing significant amounts of ice year by year.

And while the glaciers are on the move, Greenland's snows have been melting over large areas of the ice sheet, according to Marco Tedesco, a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center who has been working on a joint climate study project with the University of Maryland.

Data from a Defense Department meteorology satellite show that last spring the snow on Greenland melted over an area of more than 375,000 square miles -- nearly 2 1/2 times the surface area of California, Tedesco said Friday in a telephone interview. That was far more than the island's average summertime snowmelt area of 350,000 square miles, he said.

Eighteen years of the satellite observations have shown that while the fluctuating trend of melting ice continues, Tedesco said, last summer didn't set the all-time record for snowmelt area on Greenland's surface. For example, five summers ago the melting snow covered more than 540,000 square miles -- nearly 3 1/2 times California's area, he said.

The satellite data also showed that last summer the island experienced more days of melting snow and at higher altitudes than the average of all the past years -- particularly in the southern part of the island, he said.

Melting snow is more significant than just another indicator of global warming, both Tedesco and Krabill said, for in many areas near the coast the water can drain through surface cracks and vertical passages inside the glaciers and reach bedrock where it lubricates the ice sheet and speeds the flow of the glaciers to the ocean.

E-mail David Perlman at dperlman@sfchronicle.com.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c...MNG4VQ6A0B1.DTL

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    * Paul Brown in Ilulissat
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The Greenland ice cap is melting so quickly that it is triggering earthquakes as pieces of ice several cubic kilometres in size break off.


Scientists monitoring events this summer say the acceleration could be catastrophic in terms of sea-level rise and make predictions this February by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change far too low.

The glacier at Ilulissat, which supposedly spawned the iceberg that sank the Titantic, is now flowing three times faster into the sea than it was 10 years ago.

Robert Corell, chairman of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, said in Ilulissat yesterday: "We have seen a massive acceleration of the speed with which these glaciers are moving into the sea. The ice is moving at 2 metres an hour on a front 5km [3 miles] long and 1,500 metres deep. That means that this one glacier puts enough fresh water into the sea in one year to provide drinking water for a city the size of London for a year."

He is visiting Greenland as part of a symposium of religious, scientific, and political leaders to look at the problems of the island, which has an ice cap 3km thick containing enough water to raise worldwide sea levels by seven metres.

Yesterday Christian, Shia, Sunni, Hindu, Shinto, Buddhist and Jewish religious leaders took a boat to the tongue of the glacier for a silent prayer for the planet. They were invited by Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of 250 million Orthodox Christians worldwide.

Dr Corell, director of the global change programme at the Heinz Centre in Washington, said the estimates of sea level rise in the IPCC report were based on data two years old. The predicted rise this century was 20-60cm (about 8-24ins) , but it would be at the upper end of this range at a minimum, he said, and some believed it could be two metres. This would be catastrophic for European coastlines.

He had flown over the Ilulissat glacier and "seen gigantic holes in it through which swirling masses of melt water were falling. I first looked at this glacier in the 1960s and there were no holes. These so-called moulins, 10 to 15 metres across, have opened up all over the place. There are hundreds of them."

This melt water was pouring through to the bottom of the glacier creating a lake 500 metres deep which was causing the glacier "to float on land. These melt-water rivers are lubricating the glacier, like applying oil to a surface and causing it to slide into the sea. It is causing a massive acceleration which could be catastrophic."

The glacier is now moving at 15km a year into the sea although in surges it moves even faster. He measured one surge at 5km in 90 minutes - an extraordinary event.

Veli Kallio, a Finnish scientist, said the quakes were triggered because ice had broken away after being fused to the rock for hundreds of years. The quakes were not vast - on a magnitude of 1 to 3 - but had never happened before in north-west Greenland and showed potential for the entire ice sheet to collapse.

Dr Corell said: "These earthquakes are not dangerous in themselves but the fact that they are happening shows that events are happening far faster than we ever anticipated."

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04-Oct-2007
Parts of the arctic are experiencing an incredible heat wave, with temperatures reaching above 72 degrees—the same as current weather conditions in parts of California!

In the Oct. 3 edition of the Independent, Steve Connor quotes researcher Scott Lamoureux as saying, "The landscape was being torn to pieces, literally before our eyes."

http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=6474


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An area of the Arctic the size of Florida has melted away in just the last six days as the polar cap continues to melt at a record rate.

And not surprisingly, polar bears are starting to disappear as well. There are a lot of mysterious events going on in the far North right now.

On the ABC News website, Clayton Sandell reports that "2007 has already broken the record for the lowest amount of sea ice ever recorded…smashing the old record set in 2005." In just the last six days, researchers say that almost 70,000 square miles of Arctic ice has disappeared, which is a piece the size of the state of Florida.

Sandell quotes polar ice expert Mark Serreze as saying, "If you had asked me a few years ago about how fast the Arctic would be ice free in summer, I would have said somewhere between about 2070 and the turn of the century. My view has changed. I think that an ice-free Arctic as early as 2030 is not unreasonable."

BBC News reports that two-thirds of the world's polar bears will be gone by the middle of the century, and says, “the US Geological Survey (USGS) says that parts of the Arctic are losing summer ice so fast that no bears will be able to live there within several decades."

http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/?id=6436


Melting ice will equal a rise in sea levels and changes in weather patterns worldwide.

Changes are coming... can you see it?




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Capitalism with its continual push for more consumption and greater luxury has doomed billions of people to degredation and starvation (possibly to death). The earth is heating up at least ten times faster than even the wildest predictions and GW has already reached runaway. What the new steady-state will be - no one knows.

Most of Florida is only inches above sea-level. It is doomed to be one of the earliest floodings! I hope I live long enough to see the futile scrabblings as TPTB try to save the human wealth of Florida with levees and causeways.




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[QUOTE][B]The Greenland ice sheet melted at a record rate this year, the largest ever since satellite measurements began in 1979, a top climate scientist reported on Monday.[/B][/QUOTE]
"The amount of ice lost by Greenland over the last year is the equivalent of two times all the ice in the Alps, or a layer of water more than one-half mile (800 meters) deep covering Washington DC," said Konrad Steffen of the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Using data from military and weather satellites to see where the ice is melting, Steffen and his colleagues were able to monitor the rapid thinning and acceleration of ice as it moved into the ocean at the edge of the big arctic island.

The extent of the melt area was 10 percent greater than the last record year, 2005, the scientists found.

Greenland is about one-fourth the size of the United States and about 80 percent of it is covered by the ice sheet. One-twentieth of the world's ice is in Greenland; if it all melted it would be equivalent to a 21-foot (6.4 metre) global sea level rise, the scientists said.

One factor in the speed-up of Greenland's ice melt is an increase in cylindrical shafts in the ice called moulins.

These huge tunnels in the ice act like drains and appear to let the ice sheet respond more rapidly than researchers expected to spikes in temperature at the beginning of the annual warm season, Steffen said.

In recent years, melting has started earlier in the year than normal. Air temperatures on the ice sheet have risen by about 7 degrees F (3.9 degrees C) since 1991, mostly because of the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, the scientists said in research presented at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

This is in keeping with persistently gloomy news about the state of the Arctic this year. In October, a U.S. government "report card" found less ice, hotter air and dying wildlife.

[B]In May, a U.S. expert at the National Snow and Ice Center in Colorado found that Arctic ice cap is melting much faster than expected and is now about 30 years ahead of predictions made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change[/B].

(Reporting by Deborah Zabarenko, Editing by Sandra Maler)

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