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West Antarctic Ice Sheet
2014-07-12 06:07:29

Much of the climate change-related research published recently has focused on the impact of warming temperatures on the West Antarctic ice sheet – but what is it about this region that causes scientists to be so interested in it?

Curiosity Currently Traveling Through Ancient Glaciers On Mars
2014-06-26 03:13:27

3,500 million years ago the Martian crater Gale, through which the NASA rover Curiosity is currently traversing, was covered with glaciers, mainly over its central mound.

Analyzing The Role Of The Ocean In Greenland Ice Sheet Melting
2014-06-24 06:51:19

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has increased four-fold over the past four decades, and scientists now report that oceans play a vital role in how quickly the ice sheet will melt and how much total mass will be lost.

greenland Petermann Glacier
2014-06-16 04:01:50

Newly discovered massive blocks of ice located underneath the ice of Greenland could help scientists learn more about the behavior of ice sheets and how they will respond to global warming, according to research appearing in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience.

snow microbes
2014-06-14 03:00:01

The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have a non-negligible impact on the amount of sunlight that is reflected into space.

West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier Is Melting Due To Geothermal Heat
2014-06-10 10:18:21

Researchers from the Institute for Geophysics at The University of Texas at Austin (UTIG) have discovered that Thwaites Glacier is being eroded by the ocean, as well as being melted from geothermal heat.

Arsia Mons
2014-05-28 04:41:47

As part of the ongoing search for potentially habitable regions of Mars, geologists from Brown University have pinpointed a volcano that was once encased in glacial ice which could have created large lakes of liquid water.

Iron From Melting Ice Sheets Could Buffer Global Warming
2014-05-21 03:19:14

A newly-discovered source of oceanic bioavailable iron could have a major impact on our understanding of marine food chains and global warming.

greenland ice sheet sea level rise
2014-05-19 05:14:22

Greenland's icy reaches are far more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than had been thought, according to new research by UC Irvine and NASA glaciologists.


Latest Glacier Reference Libraries

Glacier National Park (US)
2013-03-19 14:40:11

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
2013-03-19 13:07:23

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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