Melting Reality of Greenland Sea Ice is Captured
June 18 , 2019
In Greenland, a photographer, Steffen Olsen from Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteorological Institute, captured a sight of sled dogs squelching through ankle-deep water on melting ice sheet in the north-west part of the country. Olsen, the photographer reported that the ice sheet was 1.2 metres thick. This picture caused a lot of tension amidst the researchers for the rapid ice loss in Greenland, which broke the earlier record of ice-melt in 2012. Olsen further states in his tweet that the transportation in Greenland through sleds relies on the sea ice, which is causing difficulties due to flooding triggered by melting of the surface ice.