2010 was an exceptional year for Greenland’s ice cap. Melting started early and stretched later in the year than usual. Little snow fell to replenish the losses. By the end of the season, much of southern Greenland had set a new record, with melting that lasted 50 days longer than average.
A few observations
- Looks about the same as 2006
- The number of days with melting tells you nothing about the amount of melt or the net change in ice over the year
- The vast majority of the ice sheet never got above freezing.