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Why is Greenland covered in ice?

The ice on Greenland could only form due to processes in the deep Earth interior. Large-scale glaciations in the Arctic only began about 2.7 million years ago; before that, the northern hemisphere was largely ...

dateJan 05, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

The Greenland Ice Sheet is ready for its close-up. The highest-resolution satellite images ever taken of that region are making their debut. And while each individual pixel represents only one moment in time, ...

dateDec 18, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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NASA support key to glacier mapping efforts

Thanks in part to support from NASA and the National Science Foundation, scientists have produced the first-ever detailed maps of bedrock beneath glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica. This new data will help ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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