December 14th 2015
The Polar Portal season report for 2015 is ready for download.
The melting season 2015 on the Greenland Ice Sheet ended with a larger than normal surface melting, despite the fact that the beginning of the summer was cold and snowy, and that the melting season started late. The summer on Greenland was relatively cold but featured a heat wave in July in the north and northwest. In 2015 the Arctic sea ice reached its fourth lowest extent since 1979.
Read more in the report, which is available in