Another CO2 amplification factor picks up evidence

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by iceaura, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Regarding the unexpectedly rapid melt of the Greenland ice sheet: The hypothesis that

    in addition to soot deposition from fossil fuel combustion, melting-concentrated exposure of debris accumulations, topographical shape of retreating ice field edges, and albedo-reducing alterations of small-scale surface topography by melt cycles,

    algae blooms on the Greenland ice fields were boosting the melt rate, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/algae-may-be-melting-the-greenland-ice-sheet/

    now has research support: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/02/great-greenland-meltdown

     

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