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Greenland's Rink Glacier exhibiting ominous new type of ice loss

While climate scientists have been watching the effects of climate change on Earth's glaciers and ice shelves, something much more ominous and worrisome has been happening to one of Greenland's outlet glacier's that holds back literally megatons of ice.
 

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Rink Glacier from 34 000 feet.
Rink Glacier from 34,000 feet.
John Sonntag-NASA/JPL
An animation showing horizontal bedrock motion in response to the solitary wave passing by.
An animation showing horizontal bedrock motion in response to the solitary wave passing by.
Surendra Adhikari-NASA/JPL
Radar image of Rinks Isbrae glacier  on the western coast of Greenland  acquired on 16 February 2006...
Radar image of Rinks Isbrae glacier, on the western coast of Greenland, acquired on 16 February 2006 by Envisat's Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR).
European Space Agency
Rink Glacier in western Greenland  with a meltwater lake visible center. The gigantic solitary wave ...
Rink Glacier in western Greenland, with a meltwater lake visible center. The gigantic solitary wave dented the bedrock underneath the ice sheet.
NASA/JPL

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