Gigantic Greenland glacier growing after years of melting: NASA


a major glacier in Greenland that was
one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on earth is growing again
however NASA says the growth is just temporary
using their reports this is the yaqoob shavon glacier seen in 2015 a major mass
of ice in Greenland consider one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on
earth since 2012 it’s been retreating about three kilometers and thinning at
nearly four metres annually however a new report by NASA shows the glacier has
started growing again between 2016 and 2017 from two separate NASA airborne
missions we found that near the front the glacier has thickened by up to 30
meters that’s almost 100 feet in one year and between 2017 and 2018 the same
thing again the difference in in the latter year is that this thickening has
extended far upstream compared to the 2016-2017 period so this in fact is
continuing scientists say a natural cyclic cooling of North Atlantic waters
is likely the cause they see the latest regrowth in ice coincides with a flip of
the North Atlantic Oscillation a natural and temporary cooling and warming of
parts of the ocean while the growth may be welcome news experts believe the
change is temporary and may even be bad news in the long run on the long run
it’s actually bad news because we demonstrate this study demonstrates how
sensitive this glacier and probably others in Greenland how sensitive it is
to ocean variability and specifically the in particularly the temperature of
the ocean in Greenland as a whole there’s enough ice in the ice sheet to
raise global sea levels by seven meters scientists say they plan to continue
observing the latest trends at the yaku shavon glacier isn’t a
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