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    Greenland Glacier Races to Ocean at Record Speed

    By By Jane J. Lee National Geographic
    February 10, 2014, 4:28:40 AM EST

    The following is an excerpt from National Geographic:

    "A Greenland glacier named Jakobshavn Isbrae, which many believe spawned the iceberg that sank the Titanic, has hit record speeds in its race to the ocean. Some may be tempted to call it the king of the glacier world, but this speedy river of ice is nothing to crow about.


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    A new study published February 3 in the journal Cryosphere finds that Jakobshavn's averaged annual speed in 2012 and 2013 was nearly three times its rate in the 1990s. Its flow rate during the summer months was even faster."

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