Something as simple as a snowflake melting can be very difficult to understand.
Knowing how much water gets melted into the oceans will help us estimate the impact of rising sea levels.
A massive portion of the Greenland ice sheet has started to melt, taking researchers by surprise. The vast region is experiencing a freakishly early spring thaw, with 12% of Greenland’s ice melting on Monday, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute. “We had to check that our models were still working properly,”6 Peter Langen, climate scientist at DMI, told blog Polar Portal.