NASA Greenland Mission Completes Six Years of Mapping Unknown Terrain

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NASA?s Oceans Melting Greenland airborne mission found that Greenland?s glaciers that empty into the ocean, like Apusiaajik Glacier shown here, are at greater risk of rapid ice loss than previously understood. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

To learn how ocean water is melting glaciers, NASA?s Oceans Melting Greenland mission extensively surveyed the coastline of the world?s largest island.

Teachable Moment: Greenland?s Melting Glaciers

Educator Guide: Melting Ice Experiment

The most important thing to remember about NASA?s Oceans Melting Greenland mission, which ended Dec. 31, 2021, may be its name: OMG proved that ocean water is melting Greenland?s glaciers at least as much as warm air is melting them from above. Because ice loss from Greenland?s ice sheet currently contributes more to the global rise of the oceans than any other single source, this finding has revolutionized scientists? understanding of the pace of sea level rise in the coming decades.

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