The shifting of Greenland's snow line may affect ice melt, per a study that used satellite images to determine that the snow line retreated about 55 feet annually from 2001 to 2012. "This study shows for the first time that this simple partitioning between bare ice and snow matters," says geographer and study co-author Laurence Smith.
Greenland's moving snow line linked to ice melt
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