Jack Reeves Eyre and Xubin Zeng Working to Figure Out How Fast Greenland Is Melting

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Monday, July 10, 2017

New research by Jack Reeves Eyre, HAS graduate student, and Xubin Zeng, Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, will help scientists figure out just how fast Greenland's vast ice sheet is melting. The ice sheet has been shrinking since 1900 (the yearly loss of ice has doubled since 2003) and the accelerated melting is contributing to sea level rise.

They recently published their findings online (July 5) in The Cryosphere, an open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union:  Evaluation of Greenland near surface air temperature datasets. Reeves Eyre and Zeng hope their new findings will help improve climate models so they more accurately project future global climate change and its effects.

See the original article published by UA News.org here.