This is just a quick speculation.
While watching the weather on WeatherNation (much better than The Weather Channel that is now un-Reality TV much of the time) I notice an odd pattern. 915 more words
Albedo is the amount of sunlight which is reflected/absorbed by anything whether on the surface or at different levels of the atmosphere. Ideally we want the highest albedo possibly, and current we are relatively low at 0.15, with the aim to increase it to 0.17, where temperatures would no longer increase but would remain stable. 323 more words
The final glacier analysed was the Agassiz Ice Cap (AIC) shown in Fig. 1.
Figure 1: Study site map for Agassiz Ice Cap. Coordinates refer to UTM (Universal Trans Mercator) 241 more words
Following on from the previous post, the second glacier analysed was the Humboldt Glacier (HG) shown in Fig. 1; the largest in Greenland. This was used to provide method validation with Box et al (2012), which encompassed the whole of the Greenland Ice Sheet (GrIS), as well as a more detailed and localised analysis of individual glacier albedo behaviour. 323 more words
Further analysis involved calculating yearly averages as well as the spatial representation of albedo change across Austfonna.
Key points from these figures are as follows: 141 more words