Year 2011 Greenland melting remains well above the (1979 – 2010) average; close-to-record mass loss

Melting in Greenland in 2011 was still above the average (1979 – 2010 baseline period), exceptionally high over the west coast and reaching close-to-record simulated surface mass balance, bare ice exposure, albedo and runoff anomalies. See here for more details or go to
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Here’s the first picture from our expedition to Greenland. I am standing on the edge of one of the four moulins we found at the bottom of the supraglacial lake that, among other things, we studied this year. The lake drained in ~ 1.5 hours ! More visual material, including a time lapse of the draining lake and more stills of our expedition, will be coming soon. High-resolution of the picture is available upon request.

Here’s a short movie of videos and stills from Greenland that we collected during our 2009 and 2010 expeditions. The theme is: meltwater. You will see canyons through which water flows, supraglacial lakes and ice cracks routing surface water to the bottom of the ice sheet. The vocal background at the beginning is a Shaman Inuit Chant.