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Greenland ice summit , a research facility observed rains for the first time in history.

The world's largest island, Greenland, located between the Arctic and the Antarctic oceans has received rainfall in greenland ice summit, the entirely snow-covered peak for the first time in history.

The place, covered with permanent ice-sheets for about three-quarters of its surface has been increasingly falling under serious threats due to the change in climatic conditions. Last week Saturday, for the first time ever in history, Greenland's Summit did not receive snow, but it received rainfall.


This is because the temperature of the spot has gone above freezing for the third time less than ten years. The scientists fear that Greenland summit rainfall is reflecting to the evidence of the rapid warming up of the landscape. According to the National Snow and ice Data Centre, since the recording was first initiated in the year 1950, this has been the heaviest rainfall recorded. Sunday witnessed a very high rate of melting of ice which is almost seven times higher than the normal rate observed in the regular days of the year.


A snow covered town in Greenland. America's national Science Foundation maintains a Summit station at the highest point of the Greenland ice-sheet. Photo by Visit Greenland on Unsplash


America's national Science Foundation maintains a Summit station at the highest point of the Greenland ice-sheet. The research facility is meant to observe the climatic conditions and changes over the island and the Arctic weather. The facility, on Saturday, observed that the regularly frigid summit had rains with its precipitation extending up to the southeast coast of Greenland.

The day covered 337,000 square miles of melting, in the 656,000 squares large area. Over the course of three days, the Greenland ice-sheet received about 7 billion tonnes of rain, said the press release. The rain also paired up with warm conditions, which in turn caused the major melting event, which resulted in them running off to the oceans that accelerate the global sea-level rise.

Greenland's melting is a cause of worry, as it is one of the most severe meltings the decade has seen which lost almost 8.5 billion tonnes of the surface mass in just one single day. The "code red" warning given by the UN climate report which was released last week said that the burning of the fossil fuels has resulted in the tragic change.


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