The future of the Greenland Ice Sheet

The future of the Greenland Ice Sheet


The future of the Greenland Ice Sheet Today’s Video of the Day from NASA describes research conducted by scientists at the University of Alaska to investigate how human-generated greenhouse gas emissions may affect Greenland.

Using data from NASA’s Operation IceBridge, the team developed a model to analyze how the ice sheet will respond to climate change. As seen above The future of the Greenland Ice Sheet shows the NASA plane on the tarmat. This plane had just landed with its scientists to do their research and development. 

The researchers discovered that the current rate of retreat will contribute between 1 and 4 inches of sea level rise by 2050. In addition, the model showed that Greenland will contribute 5 to 13 inches of sea level rise by the end of this century. Behind Greenland’s largest travel site is the Visit  that is 100% owned by the Government of Greenland, who is responsible for marketing the country’s adventures and opportunities for guests wishing to visit the world’s largest island. Greenland  is geographically considered a part of the North American continent. And positioned both in the Northern and Western hemispheres of the Earth. it stretches over 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) from north to south and is nearly 5,000 feet. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA

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