West Greenland Ice Sheet melting at the fastest rate in centuries

The West Greenland Ice Sheet melted at a dramatically higher rate over the last twenty years than at any other time in the modern record, according to a study led by Dartmouth College. The research, appearing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, shows that melting in west Greenland since the early 1990s is at the highest levels in at least 450 years. While natural patterns of certain atmospheric and ocean conditions are already known to influence Greenland melt, the study highlights the