Where Glaciers Meet the Sea: How a warming ocean might speed the loss of Greenland's ice

This video describes how the normal thousands-of-years-long balance of new ice creation and melting due to ocean currents has been disrupted recently by warmer ocean currents. As a result, glacier tongues that overhang the interface between ice and ocean are breaking off and falling into the ocean.

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Cherie Winner
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Could be used as part of an oceanography unit or a general unit on the Arctic and climate warming.

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