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Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation




The Earth’s climate has been warming, but even though the Greenland ice sheet is melting rapidly in the coastal regions, there are large parts of the ice sheet (40 percent) where there has hardly been any melting on the surface. A warmer climate usually also means that there is more precipitation, but there has been no increase in the amount of precipitation on the ice sheet.




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Insulating layer of air above the Greenland ice sheet reduces precipitation

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