Expanding ice slabs are increasing Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise

Hard layers of frozen meltwater force new melting water directly into the sea

ice core drilling

Ice cores drilled in 2012 into the Greenland ice sheet revealed large, meters-thick ice slabs beneath the snow.

Babis Charalampidis/Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (© 2012 GEUS)

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