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Greenland Ice Sheet

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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 based onACIA

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Seasonal surface melt extent on the Greenland ice shield 1992- 2002 (marked in orange and red) Seasonal surface melt extent on the Greenland ice shield 1992-
						2002

Source: ACIA Impacts of a Warming Arctic  

Translation(s):

Español: Casquete glaciar de Groenlandia
Français: Calotte glaciaire du Groenland
Nederlands: De ijskap van Groenland

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