SCIENTISTS SEARCH ANCIENT ICE FOR CLUES AS GREENLAND ICE MELT RAPIDLY INCREASES
The Greenland ice sheet is more than three times the size of Texas, 2 miles deep at its thickest point. And it’s melting.
Not only is it melting, but it’s melting at a rate not seen in 400 years, according to a paper published in Geophysical Research Letters in April. The study involved taking short ice core samples and examining the surface layers of snow to find out how much melting had occurred.