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        Observing Melting Glaciers in Greenland

        Explore Greenland’s glaciers from the air, the ground, and the sea as a research scientist examines why glacier ice is melting faster than expected, in this media gallery featuring 360° video by FRONTLINE, NOVA, and Emblematic Group, paired with historical satellite imagery. Eric Rignot explains that glaciers are exposed to warmer ocean water, not just warmer air, and that this is contributing to the increased melt rate. This increase is also reflected in the rate at which glaciers are retreating, which has been documented over time. Because melting glaciers add water to the oceans, Rignot and other scientists are concerned that current sea-level-rise predictions may be too conservative. This would put coastal cities at risk of catastrophic flooding sooner than imagined.

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        Why Is Greenland Melting?

        Explore Greenland’s melting glaciers from the air, the ground, and the sea in this FRONTLINE 360° video.

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        Visualizing Glacier Recession Over Time

        Track the retreat of two glaciers using satellite imagery that shows the position of their respective ice fronts over time. The “boat location” marker indicates the position of the research vessel shown in the water during the 360˚ video.

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