Daily updates on the surface conditions on the Greenland Ice Sheet. See where it is melting and where the ice sheet is growing – and compare with the total melt from the surface in previous years. See also satellite measurements of the surface reflectivity.


See animations of satellite images of major outlet glaciers of the Greenland Ice Sheet. You can compare the updated images with the positions of the glaciers in the mid-1980s and in the year 2000.


Follow the total mass balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet and its contribution to global sea-level. See animations that show how the ice sheet grows and diminishes through the year.

Reports from the Greenland ice sheet


2013 Season report
All in all, 2013 has been a year with large melting from both the Greenland Ice Sheet and the Arctic sea ice – but not nearly as large as the record-setting year of 2012. 
November 18, 2013.

Ice Sheet Melt Above Long Term Average for July. 
Ruth Mottram, Jason E. Box, Peter L. Langen, Polar Portal.
July 29, 2013

Greenland ice sheet climate before summer 2013. 
Jason E. Box, Peter L. Langen, Signe Bech Andersen, Polar Portal.
June 18, 2013