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Greenland melting season 2022
« on: March 03, 2022, 03:42:33 PM »
General purpose thread for discussing conditions in Greenland that doesn't fit in other threads.

Some resources:

SMB data: http://polarportal.dk/en/greenland/surface-conditions/ (And gerontocrat's thread)
Melt extent data and news: https://nsidc.org/greenland-today/
A webcam: https://www.foto-webcam.eu/webcam/freya1/

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Re: Greenland melting season 2022
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2022, 03:44:42 PM »
To begin with: the Freya webcam is back online today after the winter sleep. And it looks like there is less snow than last year at this date.

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Re: Greenland melting season 2022
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2022, 02:39:39 PM »
Here's a little animation from the Freya webcam showing a small knoll that has become exposed and keep growing larger every year. Photo from same date every year 2019-2022. It shows clearly how the glacier is thinning.

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Re: Greenland melting season 2022
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2022, 01:10:21 PM »
Freya Webcam July 1, 9, 16

Looks like it's warm up there.

click image to start
« Last Edit: July 17, 2022, 01:18:44 PM by gerontocrat »
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Re: Greenland melting season 2022
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2022, 03:14:01 AM »
Greenland Loses 6 Billion Tons of Ice in 3 Days, Harbinger of Unprecedented Coastal Flooding
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The Independent reported this week on a massive ice melt in Greenland, with on the order of 6 billion tons of ice lost in three days. The melting was because of a heat wave at the top of the world, caused by our burning coal, gasoline, and methane gas and spewing billions of tons of the dangerous heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
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I think it was René Marsh and Angela Fritz at CNN who came up with the explanation of what 6 billion tons of ice melt looks like, saying it was enough to put the entire state of West Virginia under a foot of water.
https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/07/24/greenland-loses-6-billion-tons-ice-3-days-harbinger-unprecedented-coastal-flooding

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Re: Greenland melting season 2022
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2022, 08:16:18 AM »
Freya Webcam July 1, 9, 16, 23

Looks like it's warm up there.

click gif to start, runs 4 times
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Re: Greenland melting season 2022
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2022, 10:19:38 PM »
Thank you for that animation.
You kinda read my mind as I was just preparing a posting on Freya Gletscher.
Right behind the rocky ridge in the center that falls steep down to the glacier you can see how fast the glacier is melting. I marked it in the actual picture and in a picture from six years ago in a green square. Where once used to be ice (or snow on ice) since 2021 there is now rock. Check for yourself, if you like, by clicking down the years on the website: https://www.foto-webcam.eu/webcam/freya1/  (2017 is not working).

A comparable meltdown is to be seen further left (orange square). grixm has already pointed out to that "growing knoll" in May.
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