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Greenland Maximum Melt Extent


Passive microwave satellite data are used to map snowmelt extent and duration on the Greenland ice sheet. The total melt extent of the ice sheet, experiencing at least 1 melt day between April 1 - September 25 shows a new record extent in 2007 for the 29-year long time PM data set. The 2007 melt extent exceeds the previous record of 2005 by 10%.

Source: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences CIRES