In Greenland one day melted 11 billion tons of ice: scientists are sounding the bell


A record decline in Greenland ice sheet recorded on August 1. During the day, melted 11 billion tons Photo: tabloid.informator.news

In Greenland one day melted 11 billion tons of ice. This is a record number in the history of observations.

This was reported by scientist-climatologist Ruth Mottram from the Danish meteorological Institute, writes TSN.

A record decline in Greenland ice sheet recorded on August 1. During the day, melted 11 billion tons

“Because of the high temperatures shield typically begins to melt in late may. In 2019, the process started back in April and before July accelerated. Only in this melted 197 billion tons of ice. This is almost three times more than the usual 60-70 billion tons,” – said the scientist.

Mottram added that on 2 August in Greenland at an altitude of 3 thousand meters above sea level was recorded a record high temperature of 2.7 ° C.

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Due to the melting of the Greenland ice sheet this year, global sea level rose by half a millimeter. The end of the century, this level can rise several meters.

Since the 1980-ies the rate of melting of the Greenland ice sheet has increased six-fold. Over the past ten years the amount of ice, which he lost, has reached unprecedented proportions.

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