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The summer months when Greenland loses more ice than it receives in snowfall (scientifically known as the ablation season) of 2019 began on June 13. This is very close to normal and actually one day later than the average date for the period...

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This week there has been significant melting over a large area of the Greenland ice sheet. Temperatures even reached over 0°C for the second time this year at the very top of the ice sheet 3285m above sea level at Summit station where DMI operates a...

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Today DMI scientists announced the start of the Greenland melt season, the second earliest in a record that stretches back to 1980. “The start of the melt season occurs on the first of three consecutive days where more than 5% of the ice sheet has...

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The Arctic sea ice extent reached its annual minimum late in the season: on September 19th and again four days later. Tied only with 1997, this is the latest day of occurrence of the summer minimum since the start of the satellite record.

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While the weather in Denmark has been unusually warm, dry and sunny since the start of May, things have been very different in Greenland where the same period can mostly be described as cold and in many place quite wet.

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