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Surface lakes on Greenland will spread further inland as the climate warms
Amber A Leeson
Each summer, a rash of lakes forms from ponded meltwater on top of the Greenland ice sheet. These ‘supraglacial’ (on top of ice) lakes can drain through the ice sheet, delivering their contents to its base. The ice sheet slides on a thin film of water, and when extra water is added to this film (for example from a draining …
Could climate engineering save the Greenland Ice Sheet?
Patrick J. Applegate and K. Keller
Engineering the climate through albedo modification (AM) could slow, but probably would not stop, melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Albedo modification is a technology that could reduce surface air temperatures through putting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere. AM has never been tested, but it might reduce surface air temperatures faster and more cheaply than reducing greenhouse gas emissions. …