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Massive Northeast Greenland Glacier Is Rapidly Melting

Massive Northeast Greenland Glacier Is Rapidly Melting

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 12, 2015 – A glacier in northeast Greenland that holds enough water to raise global sea levels by more than 18 inches has come unmoored from a stabilizing sill and is crumbling into the North Atlantic Ocean. Losing mass at a rate of 5 billion tons per year, glacier Zachariae Isstrom entered a phase of accelerated retreat in 2012, according to findings published in the current issue of Science.