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Greenland

It's the smaller of Earth's two remaining ice sheets, but it still stores a lot of water. Melting of this ice sheet is increasing as climate warms. If it melted completely it could increase sea level by roughly 6 meters.

Uneven mixing of Greenland's meltwater into the surrounding ocean likely contributes to phytoplankton diversity which sometimes manifests itself as variations in ocean color in images such as this one.

Click on the above MODIS composite for a larger version of the image.


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