Greenland's Sweaty Summer

By Amelia Hennighausen - 2012-08-06T15:47:15Z

Photograph by NASA/GSFC/METI/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team

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Change in the Arctic

Peary Land, Greenland, rests on the northernmost land in the world, a place of permanent snows, glaciers, and 24 hours of daylight during the summer. This remote part of the world is on the front line of planetary change. "The Arctic is more vulnerable to climate change than are mid latitudes," European researchers wrote in a December study of a Peary Land lake in the Journal of Quarternary Science. "[S]tudies from the High Arctic are important in providing insights into the dynamics of the climate system."

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