State of the Planet
Earth Institute Columbia University
"Just north of the Arctic Circle in southwest Greenland is a spot at the end of a rugged tundra road where one can step directly off the edge of the earth as most of us know it, and onto the Greenland ice sheet. In summer, hike out a few miles into the jagged, rising surface, and you will hear only wind, the gurgle of running meltwater, and the occasional boom of an ice mass fracturing underfoot somewhere nearby. Amid the 24-hour daylight and seasonal warmth, the ice is rotting. Water ripples in pools and flows through ephemeral streams. In places, the water may plunge and disappear into a moulin–a potentially deadly hole that resonates with the deep-throated thrum of an invisible under-ice river..." view article
Article on study coauthored by Marco Tedesco.
"Other coauthors on the study, entitled "Melting glaciers stimulate large summer phytoplankton blooms in southwest Greenland waters," include Renato Castelao, Hao Luo, Hilde Oliver, Patricia Yager, and Thomas Mote of the University of Georgia; Asa Rennermalm of Rutgers University; and Marco Tedesco of Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Funding for the study was provided by NASA." view article