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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.

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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.

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2009-12-16 09:27:00

Researchers learning more about how water beneath glaciers contributes to ice loss.

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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.

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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.

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2009-11-13 13:10:00

Bolivia's Chacaltaya range has succumbed to the precipitous melting of glaciers.

2009-11-12 21:54:00

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2009-11-12 14:26:09

Satellite observations and a state-of-the art regional atmospheric model have independently confirmed that the Greenland ice sheet is loosing mass at an accelerating rate, reports a new study in Science.

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2009-11-10 14:42:26

Neal Iverson opened his laboratory's walk-in freezer and said the one-of-a-kind machine inside could help scientists understand how glaciers slide across their beds. And that could help researchers predict how glaciers will react to climate change and contribute to rising sea levels.

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2009-11-05 14:20:00

The Alps are growing just as quickly in height, as they are shrinking.


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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