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Greenland Melting Breaks Record Four Weeks Early

August 15, 2012

meltwater rivers, Greenland ice sheet Melting over the Greenland ice sheet shattered the seasonal record on August 8--a full four weeks before the close of the melting season. The melting season in Greenland usually lasts from June--when the first puddles of meltwater appear--to early-September, when temperatures cool. This year, cumulative melting in the first week in August had already exceeded the record of 2010, taken over a full season. For educational or media use with credit Full Story

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