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Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt
Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt

Over a few summer days in 2012, nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet surface thawed right under the feet of a UCLA-led team of scientists. What was not absorbed into snow quickly gathered and flowed across the 20,000-square-mile sheet, coalescing into roaring turquoise rivers. And then most of it disappeared. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this post said coauthor Alberto E. Behar died Saturday. He died Friday. ------------ Where all that water went may seem an easy guess. But that’s just the problem with Greenland ice science -- some of the guesses have been wrong, according to a study published online Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National...

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