Microbes fuelled by wind-blown mineral dust melt the Greenland ice sheet

Leeds UK (SPX) Jan 26, 2021
Scientists have identified a key nutrient source used by algae living on melting ice surfaces linked to rising sea levels. The Greenland ice sheet – the second largest ice body in the world after the Antarctic ice sheet – covers almost 80% of the surface of Greenland. Over the last 25 years, surface melting and water runoff from the ice sheet has increased by about 40%. The international researc

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