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First Known Rain at Top of Greenland’s Ice Sheet

Aug 28, 2021

On August 14, it rained at the highest point of Greenland’s ice sheet.

This is normally the coldest part of the ice sheet – a place where rain has never been seen before. It’s another big weather change that seems to be connected to the climate crisis.

Greenland’s ice sheet is a layer of ice about two miles (3.2 kilometers) thick. It covers a huge area – a little over 650,000 square miles (1,683,500 square kilometers). It’s one of the planet’s two ice sheets. The other one is in Antarctica.

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