[Arctic] Greenland Ice Sheet [in "State of the Climate in 2011"]

Tedesco, Marco; Box, J. E.; Cappelen, J.; Mote, T.; van de Wal, R. S. W.; Wahr, J.

The duration of melting in 2011 was above average over much of Greenland, lasting up to ~30 days longer than the 1979–2010 average. Areas along the west and northwest coasts experienced the largest positive anomalies in the number of days when melting occurred (Fig. 5.10). The number of melting days in 2011 estimated from spaceborne passive microwave observations (Tedesco 2007) did not, however, break the previous record set in 2010 (Tedesco et al. 2011); 2011 ranked sixth, after 2010, 2007, 1998, 2002, and 2005.

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