The relationship with global warming might seem obvious, but scientists say that a meltdown like this may occur every 150 years. However, if the thaw continues, it will raise the level of the sea, according experts.
Most of the meltdown took place over a period of four days. Satellite maps show that July 8 approximately 40 per cent of the ice surface had melted. On July 12, the figure rose to rose to 97 percent. However, ten satellites in the past three decades records show average more or less half of the surface of Greenland melts sometimes in July.
They speed and scope of the melting of this month has surprised scientists. «It is something so extraordinary that at first we questioned the results: would there be any fail in the data?», said the team media bet are Nghiêm of the laboratory's Propulsion to Jet from California (United States).
The thaw has reached even the point more high and cold, Summit Station, 3.2 kilometers above the sea level. «» For all we know, this has not happened since we have satellites. In fact, has never happened", said Thomas Mote, also a member of the team and an expert on climate at the University of Georgia, National Geographic News.
More thaw could affect the level of the sea. The expert on glaciers Alexander Robinson, who did not participate in the recent study, described the rate and extent of melting as "very surprising".