Once the world’s fastest shrinking glacier, the Jacobshavn glacier in West Greenland – famous for inducing the Titanic to sink – has now begun growing. Greenland’s lengthy Jakobshavn glacier had retreated over 25 kilometers since the 19th century. However, based on a latest NASA research, Jakobshavn’s rapid escape has slowed down considerably and the glacier has even grown larger. Since 2016, Jakobshavn’s ice has thickened slightly, thanks to relatively cool ocean water at its base, states a study in Nature Geoscience. This is what’s caused the glacier to grow.
The report, says that it’s been thickening, flowing slowly, and rising towards the ocean. Initially, we did not believe it, said glaciologist Ala Hazendar from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. We’d pretty much assumed that Jakobshavn could just keep going on as it’d over the last 20 years.”. This sudden increase in the glacier scientists says points to the latest influx of unusually cold water from the north Atlantic pushing in the Arctic. This shift was accompanied by some additional cooling in 2016 of the waters along Greenland’s southwest shore, which flowed up the west shore, eventually attaining Jakobshavn reads a NASA report. According to the report, the glacial recession isn’t a one-way fashion, however, it does not show a change of climate change. This cooling system going to pass said Hazendar National Geographic. When this happens, the glacier is going to escape even quicker than it was before.”.