Feb 042014

World’s Fastest Moving Glacier

Researchers have found Greenland glacier is slipping off into the ocean at a speed never before seen.

According to the researchers, The scientists measured the speeds of Jakobshavn Isbræ (Jakobshavn Glacier) in Greenland and found that this glacier is the fastest moving ice sheet ever recorded.

Jakobshavn Isbræ drains the Greenland ice sheet into a deep ocean fjord on the coast of the island. Some of the ice melts from the glacier, while the rest is pushed out, floating farther out into the ocean. These processes help contribute to the same amount of sea-level rise from Greenland.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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