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2010-03-08 22:50:00

(TSX: AAV, NYSE: AAV) CALGARY, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Advantage Oil and Gas Ltd. ("Advantage" or "the Company") is pleased to announce its year end reserves as of December 31, 2009. Sproule Associates Ltd. ("Sproule") was engaged as an independent qualified reserve evaluator to evaluate Advantage's year-end reserves in accordance with National Instrument 51-101 and the COGE handbook (the "Sproule Report"). Year end financial and operating information will be released on or about...

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2010-03-02 11:17:07

The melting of glaciers is well documented, but when looking at the rate at which they have been retreating, a team of international researchers steps back and says not so fast. Previous studies have largely overestimated mass loss from Alaskan glaciers over the past 40-plus years, according to Erik Schiefer, a Northern Arizona University geographer who coauthored a paper in the February issue of Nature Geoscience that recalculates glacier melt in Alaska. The research team, led by...

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2010-02-26 12:55:00

A mammoth iceberg that struck a glacier off Antarctica, dislodged a newer chunk of ice that could affect ocean currents and also lower the levels of oxygen in the world's oceans, according to Australian and French scientists. The two icebergs are drifting together about 62 to 93 miles off Antarctica after the Feb 12-13 collision, said Neal Young, a glaciologist for the Australian Antarctic Division. The first iceberg, measuring 60 miles long, collided with the Mertz Glacier Tongue and...

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2010-02-24 08:41:00

Sediments Frozen in Time Provide Clues Focusing on a controversial hypothesis that ice existed at the equator some 300 million years ago during the late Paleozoic Period, two University of Oklahoma researchers originated a project in search of clues to the Earth's climate system. "The Paleozoic Period was a rare time in history," says Gerilyn Soreghan, OU professor of geology. "Broadly speaking, it was the last time our planet experienced the type of climate system we have today and in the...

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2010-02-16 06:05:00

According to studies released on Sunday, winds and currents that drive warmer water into fjords, where it carves out the base of coastal glaciers, are significantly eroding Greenland's ice sheet. The icy mass holds enough water to boost global sea levels 23 feet, which could potentially drown low-lying coastal cities and deltas across the globe. The ocean watermark is currently rising about 0.12 inches a year, which compares with 0.07 inches annually in the early 1960s. However,...

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2010-02-01 11:35:00

The intense public debate on how rapidly the Himalayan glaciers are retreating highlights the necessity for the constant monitoring of glaciers worldwide by satellites. Since glaciers are among the most reliable indicators of climate change and because they can have a major influence on water availability, knowledge of the recent changes and future behavior is of great interest for climate scientists and governing bodies. A key to assess these changes or to model their future evolution is the...

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2009-12-24 09:05:00

Glaciers along the Gulf of Alaska are enriching stream and near shore marine ecosystems from a surprising source "“ ancient carbon contained in glacial runoff, researchers from four universities and the U.S. Forest Service report in the December 24, 2009, issue of the journal Nature*. In spring 2008, Eran Hood, associate professor of hydrology with the Environmental Science Program at the University of Alaska Southeast, set out to measure the nutrients that reach the gulf from five...

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2009-12-16 09:27:00

Researchers learning more about how water beneath glaciers contributes to ice loss Scientists who study the melting of Greenland's glaciers are discovering that water flowing beneath the ice plays a much more complex role than they previously imagined. Researchers previously thought that meltwater simply lubricated ice against the bedrock, speeding the flow of glaciers out to sea. Now, new studies have revealed that the effect of meltwater on acceleration and ice loss -- through fast-moving...

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2009-12-14 15:55:00

Swiss researchers reported on Monday that a spike in sunshine sixty years ago was responsible for melting Switzerland's Alpine glaciers at a faster rate than they are today. The researchers examined the impact of solar radiation on the glaciers, and found that during the 1940s, particularly in the summer of 1947, the ice floes lost the most since measurements began being recorded 95 years ago. Nevertheless, average temperatures have been increasing over the past twenty years, and scientists...

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2009-12-07 06:35:00

A billion people rely on Himalayan glaciers for water, but some experts say that they are melting swiftly, which might eventually cause droughts to plague parts of Asia. Glaciers in the Himalayas, close to areas like Pakistan, India, China, Nepal and Bhutan, provide water for Asia's nine biggest rivers, necessities for the 1.3 billion people who live around them. Temperatures in the area have risen between 0.27 and 1.08 degrees every decade for the last 30 years, significantly speeding up the...


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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