Hugh Bollinger
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Greenland de-icing

The Peterman Glacier is a river of ice in northern Greenland. In a dramatic pair of satellite images of the glacier from the Byrd Polar Research Center at Ohio State University-- taken two weeks apart last year --shows the creation of a gigantic iceberg and the beginnings of an ice free fjord. [caption id="attachment_6049" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Peterman Glacier satellite images, July-August, 2010 (source: Byrd Polar Research Center)"][/caption] Equally dramatic is the resulting 5 mile long ice island that appeared off Labrador, Canada this summer and captured in a tourist video. Climate models have predicted that changes would first begin appearing in the Arctic and occur over decades. Now they are being observed on a monthly basis. WHB
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