The Washington Post
Article on study by Marco Tedesco and quotes.
Marco Tedesco, a researcher with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, pointed out that a process called “ice darkening” is one significant process at play in Greenland. Tedesco was the lead author on a recent study that focused on this effect in northern Greenland. The idea is that as the climate warms and the ice continues to melt, it begins to lose its ability to reflect the sun’s radiation away from the surface. Radiation that doesn’t get reflected is absorbed instead, causing the ice sheet to warm even further and melt faster — a vicious cycle." view article