In a new study, researchers have proposed a mechanism for how mega-canyons under northern Greenland’s ice sheet formed: from a series of catastrophic outburst floods that suddenly and repeatedly drained lakes of melting ice-sheet water.
Greenland ice sheet
April 30, 2020
April 15, 2020
Study identifies unprecedented atmospheric conditions behind devastating summer; suggests climate models may greatly underestimate future melting.
February 05, 2020
While much of the world is planning for flooding and inundation from changes in sea level, Greenland is facing a much different future.
October 14, 2019
Using drones, laser scanners, and high-resolution models, researchers hope to find out more about the processes driving rapid melting in this region.