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A blanket of dust and rock debris is apparently shielding some glaciers in the worldâ€™s highest mountain range from thawing, and varying wind patterns might explain why some are defying a melt.
Scientists reported on Friday that Greenland's icesheet shed a record amount of melted snow and ice in 2010.
Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration â€“ and eventual loss â€“ of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature.
Glaciers are melting faster in southern South America and Alaska than in Europe, and communities need to adapt to the meltdown.
For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.
Southampton researchers have estimated that sea-level rose by an average of about 1 meter per century at the end of the last Ice Age, interrupted by rapid â€˜jumpsâ€™ during which it rose by up to 2 and a half meters per century.
The landform known as a drumlin, created when the ice advanced during the Ice Age, can also be produced by today's glaciers.
Though the massive glaciers of the greater Himalayan region are retreating slowly, development agencies can take steps now to help the region's communities prepare for the many ways glacier melt is expected to impact their lives, according to a new report.
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Glaciers of large mountain regions contribute, to some extent considerably, to the water supply of certain populated areas.
Glacier National Park is located in the American state of Montana, south of the Canadian borders of British Columbia and Alberta. The park contains one million acres of varying landscape with a wide range of plant and animal life. It holds two mountain ranges, over 130 discovered and named lakes, and 16,000 square miles of protected unspoiled ecosystem known as the Crown of the Continent Ecosystem. The history of human presence in the Glacier National Park area is thought to begin about...
Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is located in the Alaska panhandle, west of the city of Juneau. The establishment of the park first began in 1925, when Calvin Coolidge signed the bill that would make the Glacier Bay area a national monument. After an expansion occurred in 1978 by President Jimmy Carter, the park increased in size by 523,000 acres under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA). This act helped expand the park again in 1980, while it was in the...
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