By Alex Kirby
New satellite data analysis has produced evidence that rapid melting in the last three years has caused dramatic shrinkage of an Arctic ice cap.
LONDON, 31 January, 2015 – An ice cap in the high Arctic has lost what British scientists say is a significant amount of ice in an unusually short time.
It has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 – about one sixth of its original thickness – and the ice flow is now 25 times faster, accelerating to speeds of several kilometres per year. >>
Ice caps and glaciers such as this one in Svalbard account for about a third of recent global sea level rise.
Image: Woodwalker via Wikimedia Commons
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