Extreme Melt In Greenland

Greenland is more than ten times the size of Florida. It wouldn’t take a lot of melt to produce that much water.


Eight billion tons of snow melted on Greenland in one day. During May, twelve billion tons of snow fell in one day

The surface mass balance of Greenland has been above average for three of the past five years, including this year.

Surface Conditions: Polar Portal

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to Extreme Melt In Greenland

  1. The rain puts two inches of water over Florida quite frequently without drama.

  2. james l feltus says:

    Put a sharper point on that, Tony; trust me, you can drive it in further and more easily, that way. Greenland is more than 12 times the size of Florida.

  3. another ian says:


    Here is an approach to getting around the “glaze of huge numbers”


    How would these Greenland figures look if reduced to bath tub size?

  4. Lucas Pattison says:

    There’s a great website called thetruesize dot com where you can overlay countries and states to compare size.

Leave a Reply to Lucas Pattison Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *