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[Arctic] Greenland [in “State of the Climate in 2008”]

Box, J. E.; Bail, L. -S.; Benson, R.; Bhattacharya, I.; Bromwich, D. H.; Cappelen, J.; Decker, D.; DiGirolamo, N.; Fettweis, X.; Hall, D.; Hanna, E.; Mote, T.; Tedesco, Marco; van de Wal, R.; van den Broeke, M.

An abnormally cold winter across the southern half of Greenland led to substantially higher west coast sea ice thickness and concentration. Even so, record-setting summer temperatures around Greenland, combined with an intense melt season (particularly across the northern ice sheet), led the 2008 Greenland climate to be marked by continued ice sheet mass deficit and floating ice disintegration.

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American Meteorological Society
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March 31, 2016
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