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What Caused the Sudden Burst of Extreme Ice Melt in Greenland?

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July 8 and July 12

In a four day period this July, the Greenland ice sheet melted at a faster rate and at higher elevations than satellite data had ever recorded. How alarmed should we be and what caused this extraordinary melt?

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