Greenland's vulnerable icesheet

Associated Press
FOR STORY GROENLANDIA-CALENTAMIENTO - FILE - In this July 19, 2011 file photo, attached by rope to a waiting helicopter, Arctic researcher Carl Gladish of New York University hammers a steel stake into ice, securing a newly-deployed GPS seismometer, or Geopebble, designed to track glacial movement near the edge of the Greenland ice sheet, atop Jakobshavn Glacier, outside Ilulissat, Greenland. The chief researcher, NYU's David Holland, hopes to eventually deploy scores of the devices to help measure ice loss in Greenland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

View gallery

15 photos

The Greenland icesheet is more sensitive to global warming than thought, for just a relatively small -- but very long term -- temperature rise would melt it completely, according to a study published on Mar. 11.

View Comments (0)