Rapid ice retreat during last deglaciation parallels current melt rates

Rapid ice retreat during last deglaciation parallels current melt rates

Rapid ice retreat during last deglaciation parallels current melt rates

10,000 km2 of ice disappeared in a blink of an eye from an ice sheet in the Storfjorden Through offshore Svalbard, a new study shows. This dramatic break off was preceded by a rapid melt of 2.5 kilometers of ice a year. This parallels the current melt rates in Antarctica and Greenland and worries the scientists behind the study.
Rapid ice retreat during last deglaciation parallels current melt rates