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Giant subsea waves add to Greenland melt

Greenland’s glaciers are melting at an increasing rate
Greenland’s glaciers are melting at an increasing rate
Giant subsea waves add to Greenland melt

Scottish scientists have shown how giant waves below the surface of the Atlantic Ocean are contributing to the increasing melt rate on the Greenland ice sheet, a major source of rising sea levels. Rising global temperatures have increased the rate of ice melt in Greenland, making it the second largest contributor to global sea level rise.

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The Pyrocystis lunula sample from SAMS' Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa made for a stunning start to the Christmas Lecture this year.

Wed, Dec 26, '18

SAMS lights up Christmas lecture

Glowing algae take centre stage at the Royal Institution

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The new-look SAMS governing council with out-going president Prof Geoffrey Boulton (seated, centre)

Fri, Dec 21, '18

SAMS selects new governing council

Prof Boulton steps down as president after six years at the helm

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