Here’s an interesting article from the Daily Mail Online.
- 80-year-old photo plates from Danish polar explorer prove that Greenland’s glaciers melted faster in 30s than they did today
- Brief cooling period mid-century re-froze ice
- Pre-satellite images of ice shelves are extremely rare
The glacier named after Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen in Greenland
A stash of 80-year-old photo plates in a Danish basement has proved that Greenland’s ice was melting even faster then that it is now.
In the thirties, Greenland’s ice was melting rapidly, then there was a cooling period in the middle part of the twentieth century, and now it is melting again, accelerating in the 2000s.
Images of ice shelves from the pre-satellite era are extremely rare, so it’s often difficult to assess the scale and speed of Arctic ice melting today.
Researchers at the National Survey and Cadastre of Denmark had been storing the glass plates…
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