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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Uh oh! Greenland Ice Mass Anomaly, 2002-2010 (less Nov. and Dec.)

Figure 1. Greenland ice mass anomaly (black). Orange line is quadratic fit. (John Wahr)

Good grief!  Notice the precipitous decline in late 2010.  If this carries through to the end of 2010, it will be the first time in the records.  Judging by the satellite photos I look at nearly daily, I would not be at all surprised if there was no rebound in December.  I probably will not be able to get the data on this until early February or so.

This figure is from Skeptical Science, supplied by Dr. John Wahr of the Univ. Colo. who receives the GRACE data on the GrIS.

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