Greenland is turning GREEN: Area of ice the size of Wales has melted
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Greenland is experiencing significant ice melt, with 11,000 sq miles of ice sheet and glaciers melting over the past three decades. This represents about 1.6% of Greenland's total ice and glacier cover.
By analysing high resolution satellite images, Carrivick and colleagues estimated that 11,000 sq miles (28,707 sq km) of Greenland's ice sheet and glaciers have melted over the last three decades.
The loss of ice is equivalent to the size of Albania or slightly smaller than Belgium and larger than Wales. Greenland's ice sheet, which covers about 81% of the island in the 1980s, now covers about 79% due to the melting.
Roughly, the whole country of Greenland is about 836,000 sq miles and the ice sheet covered 679,000 sq miles - about 81 per cent - in the 1980s. Now, a loss of 11,000 sq miles brings the total ice cover down to 79 per cent, which is not much difference percentage-wise, but in terms of size 'it is enormous', Dr. Carrivick said.
Read at Mail Online
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