Greenland Ice Sheet
The Greenland Ice Sheet is a vast body of ice covering roughly 80% of the
surface of Greenland. It is the second largest ice body in the world, after the
Antarctic Ice Sheet.
Part of the top layer of ice of this ice sheet is melting during summer and
the area where this is happening increased by about 16% between 1979 and 2002,
an area roughly the size of Sweden.
Source: GreenFacts Digest on
Seasonal surface melt extent on the Greenland ice shield
1992- 2002 (marked in orange and red)
Impacts of a Warming Arctic
Español: Casquete glaciar de Groenlandia
Français: Calotte glaciaire du Groenland
Nederlands: De ijskap van Groenland