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Home To measure water depth and salinity, the OMG project dropped probes by plane into fjords along reenland’s coast. Shown here is one such fjord in which a glacier is undercut by warming water. The Brown water is caused by sediment being dredged up from the base of the glacier by meltwater plumes. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) To measure water depth and salinity, the OMG project dropped probes by plane into fjords along reenland's coast. Shown here is one such fjord in which a glacier is undercut by warming water. The Brown water is caused by sediment being dredged up from the base of the glacier by meltwater plumes. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

To measure water depth and salinity, the OMG project dropped probes by plane into fjords along reenland’s coast. Shown here is one such fjord in which a glacier is undercut by warming water. The Brown water is caused by sediment being dredged up from the base of the glacier by meltwater plumes. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

To measure water depth and salinity, the OMG project dropped probes by plane into fjords along reenland's coast. Shown here is one such fjord in which a glacier is undercut by warming water. The Brown water is caused by sediment being dredged up from the base of the glacier by meltwater plumes. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

To measure water depth and salinity, the OMG project dropped probes by plane into fjords along reenland’s coast. Shown here is one such fjord in which a glacier is undercut by warming water. The Brown water is caused by sediment being dredged up from the base of the glacier by meltwater plumes. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

The OMG mission also carried out depth and salinity measurements of Greenland’s fjords occupied by marine-terminating glaciers by boat. These measurements complement those provided by probes dropped from aircraft to create the most comprehensive survey to date of Greenland’s melting glaciers. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)