Moving Ice May Mean More Melting for Greenland
The Greenland ice sheet is dotted with lakes that are formed from melting ice and snow. A study published in Nature Climate Change estimates that by 2060, these lakes will double in number and move farther inland. Andrew Shepherd, director of the Center for Polar Observation and Modelling and a co-author on the paper, discusses how the lakes will affect future melting of the ice sheet.
Andrew Shepherd is director of the Center for Polar Observation and Modelling and principal scientific advisor of the CryoSat satellite mission at the University of Leeds in Leeds, England.
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