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Greenland melt anomaly

Posted by Thomas Nephew on November 30th, 2007

Via NASA Earth Observatory:

This image shows the Greenland melt anomaly, measured as the difference between the number of days on which melting occurred in 2007 compared to the average annual melting days from 1988-2006. The areas with the highest amounts of additional melt days appear in red, and areas with below-average melt days appear in blue. Although faint streaks of blue appear along the coastlines, namely in northwestern and southeastern Greenland, red and orange predominate, especially in the south.

2007/09/05: Arctic ice cap loss accelerates
2007/06/01: Puddles (Antarctic warming)
2005/04/22: Every day is Earth Day
2005/04/19: Earth’s albedo falling

2 Responses to “Greenland melt anomaly”

  1. Nell Says:

    Remember the 1970s series ‘Connections’ on PBS? (I can’t remember the name of the somewhat irritating British man who did it. James ….?)
    Anyway, he also did a special back then on global warming that was in the style of a look back, ‘reporting’ on all the stages of denial and procrastination that the nations of the world went through, led by the U.S. I’d like to see it again, now that we’re deep into the epoch the show predicted.

  2. Thomas Nephew Says:

    Now who was he… James Burke, that’s right, had to Google him. Had that rapid fire, one science item connected to a history item to another science item thing going; you’re right, a bit annoying sometimes. Yeah, yeah, world’s going to melt, tell me another one. ๐Ÿ™‚ …oh, wait. ๐Ÿ™
    In other news, we’re going to see the local premiere of Golden Compass tonight, woo hoo! Was going to see American Gangster while Maddie and her pal saw Enchanted or some such, but now it’ll be Militant Agnostic Family Goes To the Movies! And in yet other news I’m a year older yesterday. Hint: it’s a square number.

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