The highest point of the ice Greenland Rainfall was reported for the first time in history. The event took place last Saturday (14) at an altitude of 3,216 meters, where the temperature was above zero for about nine hours.
Rain was reported Wednesday (18) by scientists at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center. United States. According to experts, this is another worrying sign of warming ice, which is already melting at an increasing rate.
“This is not a healthy sign of ice,” Indrani Das, a glacier at Columbia University’s Lamond-Doherty Earth Laboratory, told Reuters. “The water in the ice is bad. It will melt the ice.”
The National Snow and Ice Data Center has recorded three consecutive days of melting snow in the region due to the weather. “The reason for the melting from August 14 to 16, 2021 is similar to the events that took place in late July,” he said.
According to the agency, the melting area of ice on the surface reached 872,000 square kilometers on Saturday (14) and decreased in size in the following days.
The surface snow mass loss recorded on Sunday (15) was seven times higher than the average in mid-August.
When the ice melts, the water flows into the sea and causes the sea level to rise. Scientists estimate that global sea level has risen by 25% in recent decades as the world’s second-largest Greenland ice sheet melts after Antarctica.