Sunday, November 29, 2015

“Summit Station, located 10,530 feet above sea level on...

"Summit Station, located 10,530 feet above sea level on the #Greenland ice sheet, is more than 260 miles from land. In the winter, when the sun does not rise from mid-November until late January, temperatures can dip to minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and winds can exceed 60 miles per hour. This remote outpost is one of several Greenland sites where researchers from around the world gather data to improve climate models and help predict climate change that will affect future generations. Greenland's ice sheet holds one of the largest freshwater deposits on the planet, and scientists estimate that its full melting could raise sea levels by more than 20 feet. This #nytweekender, we have been sharing photos by the @nytimes photographer @joshhaner, who spent 7 days in #Greenland. #nytweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.

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