Dust in Greenland Ice Sheet could accelerate melting

Imbedded dust particles in the Greenland Ice Sheet, which retain heat, could be causing the ice to melt faster.

The edges of the sheet have been slowly melting due to rising water temperatures, however the sheet may be also heating up through the middle with the assistance of sun-warmed dust particles.

The findings, which are based on the observation of satellite data of the ice sheet, accelerate the predicted rate of sea level rise.

Read more at University of Grenoble