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2009-07-23 06:35:00

One of the largest glaciers in the southern hemisphere has shrunk by a fifth in the last 40 years, French scientists announced on Wednesday. The Cook glacier, located on Kerguelen, in France's Indian Ocean territories, was 193 square miles long in 1963. Using satellite pictures and other information, glaciologists from the Laboratory for Studying Geophysics and Space Oceanography approximate that the glacier melted about 4.9 feet in height every year by 2003, losing 22% of its original size....


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