31 Aug 2019

Ruth Mottram - The melting of Greenland's ice sheet

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 31 August 2019
Ruth Mottram

Ruth Mottram Photo: supplied

What can Greenland's vast ice sheet tell us about the health of the world's glaciers?

Glaciologist and climate scientist Ruth Mottram works for the Danish Meteorological Institute in Copenhagen where she studies the glaciers of Greenland for what they can tell us about our changing climate.

These streams of densely compacted ice form over millenia, and can provide valuable water and tourism dollars for the communities around them. But with global temperatures rising, they are melting at an alarming rate.

Greenland Ice sheet

Greenland Ice sheet Photo: NASA