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(From left) William D'Andrea, Sherilyn Fritz and Fritz's former UNL Ph.D. student Frank Aebly at the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet in July 2002, about 25 miles east of the lakes that were reported on in PNAS.
(From left) William D'Andrea, Sherilyn Fritz and Fritz's former UNL Ph.D. student Frank Aebly at the edge of the Greenland Ice Sheet in July 2002, about 25 miles east of the lakes that were reported on in PNAS.

New study finds rapid changes in Greenland climate last 5,000 years

Abrupt average temperature changes of as much as 4 or 5 degrees Celsius over a few decades may have profoundly affected human civilization for cultures that occupied western Greenland over the past 5,000 years. The work of UNL's Sherilyn Fritz was included in the study. Continue reading…

Originally published June 7, 2011 - Submit an Item