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February 27, 2018

Greenland Has Added Huge Amounts of Snow and Ice

From: http://notrickszone.com/2018/02/27/record-cold-in-europe-greenland-adds-12-billion-tonnes-of-snow-and-ice-in-single-day-enough-to-cover-275-manhattans

Greenland added some 12 gigatonnes of snow and ice on February 24 alone.

12 gigatones is equivalent to about 12 cubic kilometers, which would be enough to cover 12,000 sq kilometers with one meter of ice, or 24,000 sq. km. with half a meter of ice. This would be enough ice to cover 275 Manhattans (area 87.5 sq km) with half a meter of ice.

February in total so far has added some 100 gigatonnes, or enough to cover 2,285 Manhattans with half a meter of ice. Of course, we never hear about this in the media.

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  1. Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

    Comment by Hifast — March 2, 2018 @ 6:10 AM | Reply


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