Is Global Warming a Hoax? See this picture
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According to Rasmus Tonboe's tweet, climate researcher Steffen M. Olsen had a tough job in North West Greenland this year while he was retrieving an oceanographic moorings and weather station on sea ice. "Rapid melt and sea ice with low permeability and few cracks leaves the melt water on top", Tonboe adds in his tweet.
In a huge thread below the tweet, Steffen M. Olsen, who is also the author of the heartbreaking picture, gives us more details about the conditions at the spot.
We know the ice is around 1.2m thick and that we have about 870m water below us. Together with the local hunters we have been meassuring also ice thickness from December to now. An ongoing activity for almost a decade now.
The photo was taken on Thursday 13th june around mid afternoon local time on sea ice, near Qaanaaq, middle of Inglefield Fjord, 77N.