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