Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
Thanks Tree15Thanks

Thread: NASA watching Greenland melt

  1. #1
    Above the FRAY Friday13's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    10,249
    Thanks
    12210

    From
    SoCal

    NASA watching Greenland melt

    NASA took on an unprecedented study of Greenland?s melting. Now, the data are coming in
    Back in 2015, in a moment of science communication genius, NASA created a mission called “OMG.” The acronym basically ensured that a new*scientific mission — measuring how quickly the Oceans are Melting Greenland — would get maximum press attention.

    The subject is actually extremely serious. OMG amounts to a comprehensive attempt, using ships, planes, and other research tools, to understand what’s happening as warm seas creep into large*numbers of fjords that serve as avenues into the vast ice sheet — many of which contain large and partly submerged glaciers that are already melting and contributing to sea-level rise.

    Greenland is, in fact, the largest global*contributor to rising seas — adding around a millimeter*per year to the global ocean, NASA says — and it has 7.36 potential meters (over 24 feet) to give.*The question is how fast it could lose that ice, and over five years, OMG plans to pull in enough data to give the best answer yet.

    “We’ve never observed Greenland disappearing before, and that’s what OMG is about,” says Josh Willis, a researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory who is the principal investigator on the mission. “We want to watch how it shrinks over the next five*years, and see how we can use that information to better predict the future.”

    And now, the first data are coming in, in the form of not*one*but*two*new studies published in the journal Oceanography by NASA scientists and affiliated university researchers, seeking to measure the swirl of oceans around Greenland and in particular how a warm, deep layer of Atlantic-originating water is moving and interacting with its glaciers.
    Thanks from April15, EnigmaO01 and RedCloud

  2. #2
    Banned Camp
    Joined
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11,977
    Thanks
    8012

    From
    The greatest place on Earth California
    Trumpettes will deny it is happening.
    Thanks from chaos and EnigmaO01

  3. #3
    Veteran Member TNVolunteer73's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2014
    Posts
    26,332
    Thanks
    6952

    From
    TN
    You do know Greenland has been Melting for ~130,000 years.

    The Polar Ice caps 130,000 years ago were as far south as the Ohio River in the US, Northern Italy in Europe and Southern Mongolia in Asia, you did know this didn't you?

  4. #4
    Swamper chaos's Avatar
    Joined
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    2,652
    Thanks
    1178

    From
    Cyberia
    Quote Originally Posted by April15 View Post
    Trumpettes will deny it is happening.
    He has an executive order to stop government from being involved in science and facts.
    Thanks from EnigmaO01

  5. #5
    Moderate Extremist Blues63's Avatar
    Joined
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    2,643
    Thanks
    1733

    From
    Planet Stupid™
    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    You do know Greenland has been Melting for ~130,000 years.

    The Polar Ice caps 130,000 years ago were as far south as the Ohio River in the US, Northern Italy in Europe and Southern Mongolia in Asia, you did know this didn't you?
    Irrelevant. Read the OP.

  6. #6
    Banned Camp
    Joined
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11,977
    Thanks
    8012

    From
    The greatest place on Earth California
    Quote Originally Posted by chaos View Post
    He has an executive order to stop government from being involved in science and facts.
    Yes I know. Seems alternative facts are not in line with truth.
    Thanks from EnigmaO01

  7. #7
    Banned Camp
    Joined
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11,977
    Thanks
    8012

    From
    The greatest place on Earth California
    Quote Originally Posted by Blues63 View Post
    Irrelevant. Read the OP.
    As a trumpette he can not see facts as they are but must adjust for millions of years of geological change.

  8. #8
    Southern Strategy Liberal OldGaffer's Avatar
    Joined
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    30,652
    Thanks
    32899

    From
    Nashville, TN
    Quote Originally Posted by April15 View Post
    As a trumpette he can not see facts as they are but must adjust for millions of years of geological change.
    They just "know" that NASA Scientists are just a bunch of Liberal Posers. Only the fossil fuel industry has real, and honest scientists.
    Thanks from BigLeRoy and April15

  9. #9
    RNG
    RNG is online now
    Member RNG's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    2,671
    Thanks
    2382

    From
    Canada, West Coast
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    They just "know" that NASA Scientists are just a bunch of Liberal Posers. Only the fossil fuel industry has real, and honest scientists.
    And they only do this for all those lucrative grants that they pocket and squirrel away in their illegal offshore bank accounts.

    Climate scientists, the 1%.

  10. #10
    olguy OlGuy's Avatar
    Joined
    May 2016
    Posts
    1,521
    Thanks
    292

    From
    california
    Finally, Greenland will be green.
    Thanks from April15

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Greenland Sharks May Live 400 Years
    By CEngelbrecht in forum Science and Technology
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 24th August 2016, 02:14 PM
  2. Greenland Ice Sheet Meltwater
    By Friday13 in forum Science and Technology
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18th January 2016, 07:15 AM
  3. 1930s photos show Greenland glaciers retreating faster than today
    By ptif219 in forum Science and Technology
    Replies: 473
    Last Post: 6th August 2012, 04:14 AM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 26th July 2012, 10:25 AM
  5. America has an eye for Greenland
    By Polarwhale in forum World Politics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 14th November 2010, 06:56 PM

Tags for this Thread


Facebook Twitter RSS Feed