NASA researchers take pictures of glaciers melting and creating a beautiful 'pond' during unusual times
NASA has long reported that
Airborne NASA scientists just filmed worrisome melting over Greenland
Researchers involved in NASA's Operation IceBridge, a project that observes Arctic and Antarctic ice by air, found a pond in Greenland's glacier during flight. You can see the pond that appeared in the glacier in the following video posted on Twitter by geologist Brooke Medley, a member of Operation IceBridge.
@ NASA # IceBridge ob observed surface melt north of Jakobshavn ????????— Brooke Medley (@DrBrookeMedley) May 7, 2019
Meltwater is filling in the crevasses and ponding on the surface.
While the blue water is breathtaking ????, the early onset of melt over Greenland is concerned for ???? pic.twitter.com/56g0bZDNDh
According to MacGregor, the ice starts to melt every year from late May to June, and it seems that the ice melted earlier than usual because the spring of 2019 was warm. The temperature of Greenland this spring rose to 10-15 degrees Celsius. MacGregor said that 'blue water is breathtakingly beautiful, but I'm concerned about the early onset of ice melting.'
This is a visualization of how much the temperature of Greenland in May 2019 has risen compared to the average of 1981-2010. Most have risen nearly five degrees. However, some people have pointed out that “The temperature of Greenland does not go as the average because the change is large” in the following figure.
Above Average Temperatures Well Across All Of #Greenland Over The Last Week. Follow Forecasts For Greenland (Weather And Surface Mass Balance) This Summer Using The MARv3.9 Model (Forced By GFS) At Https://T.Co/xeu1qQ3ksc Pic. twitter.com/BxyWsnR2Gc— Zack Labe (@ZLabe) May 5, 2019