This map shows which areas of the Greenland glacier are shrinking and
which are growing.
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Scientists Find Greenland Glacier Shrinking
News story originally written on March 13, 1999
Using a laser aboard an airplane, scientists have measured the thickness
of the Greenland glacier. Over the five years between the two
measurements, parts of the glacier have grown but other parts have shrunk.
Near the southeast coast, the glacier has shrunk up to 30 feet in the
past five years.
While scientists aren't sure what caused the ice loss, they think that
the edges of the glacier are sensitive to environmental changes, such as
a possible global warming.
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