|Fig. 1 Greenland WOD Zones (red square)|
|Fig. 2 All Greenland Zones (mean avg)|
|Fig. 3 Zone 7602|
|Fig. 4 Zone 7603|
|Fig. 5 Zone 7605|
|Fig. 6 Zone 7701|
Of today's graphs, Fig. 7 has the least number of measurements.
That zone is a harsh environment, so only a few research missions have gone there over the years.
The OMG mission is focusing on areas where ice streams flow into the ocean in locations where deeper, warmer water is making contact with the termini of glaciers near their grounding lines.
I am working on a "day of year" software module for the OMG data, like the one I made for the polar sea ice areas (Polar Sea Ice Trend At Both Poles - 3).
Perhaps that will allow a look at the OMG data even though so far it is not robust in quantity.
It is very robust in quality though, exceeding even the quality of WOD datasets so far.
This data is important because, as with Antarctica, the textbooks were not realistic in several areas.
Mr. Moody at the Washington Post gives us a heads up as to the importance of the OMG project: "The subject is actually extremely serious. OMG amounts to a comprehensive attempt, using ships, planes, and other research tools, to understand what’s happening as warm seas creep into large numbers of fjords that serve as avenues into the vast ice sheet — many of which contain large and partly submerged glaciers that are already melting and contributing to sea-level rise."
"Greenland is, in fact, the largest global contributor to rising seas — adding about a millimeter per year to the global ocean, NASA says — and it has 7.36 potential meters (over 24 feet) to give. The question is how fast it could lose that ice, and over five years, OMG plans to pull in enough data to give the best answer yet" (NASA launched an unprecedented study of Greenland’s melting. Now, the data are coming in).
|Fig. 7 Zone 7801|
That data is graphed and shown in Fig. 2.
The other graphs (Fig. 3 - Fig. 7) are of zones that have enough data to graph.
Gotta put my lab coat back on and get out on the watchtower to keep you informed of what I see approaching.
Happy trails to you, until we meet again.
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