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30 Oct

 “Did not break the record set in 2010”,——- looks like we’re home free.

Year 2011 Greenland melting remains well above the (1979 – 2010)
average; close-to-record mass loss

Figure 1 Map of the 2011 anomaly for the number of
melting days

The melting index (e.g., the number of melting days times the area subject to melting) in 2011 estimated from spaceborne microwave observations using the approach in (Tedesco, 2007) did not break the record set in 2010 (e.g., Tedesco et al., 2011).  2011 is positioning itself 6th in terms of melting index, after 2010, 2007, 1998, 2002, 2005.

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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Environment

 

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