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Black Carbon Suspect In Mid-1800s Alps Glacier Retreat
2013-09-03 08:17:32

Scientists have uncovered strong evidence that soot, or black carbon, sent into the air by a rapidly industrializing Europe, likely caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps.

Will Climate Change Make The East Antarctic Ice Sheet More Vulnerable?
2013-08-29 05:41:31

New research from Durham University reveals the world’s largest ice sheet could be more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than previously thought.

Last Glacial Maximum Peaked In Spain Much Earlier Than Elsewhere
2013-08-26 14:15:13

While it’s widely believed that the world’s massive ice sheets were at their greatest extent 20,000 years ago during the last glacial maximum, new research in Scientific Reports suggested that the glacial peak was much earlier in modern-day Spain.

Glacial Melt Minimal Effect On Sea Level
2013-08-13 09:47:09

Once thought to be a major contributor to sea-level rise, a new study indicates glacial melt water was found to have only a minor effect on sea levels.

Antarctic Permafrost Melting Faster Than Previously Thought
2013-07-24 17:51:21

Scientists reported in the journal Scientific Reports that permafrost in a section of Antarctica is melting faster than expected.

Study Explains Surprising Acceleration Of Greenland's Inland Ice
2013-07-24 14:49:30

Surface meltwater draining through cracks in an ice sheet can warm the sheet from the inside, softening the ice and letting it flow faster, a new NASA-funded study finds.

Understanding The Mechanisms Of Supraglacial Lake Drainage
2013-07-17 11:03:06

Lakes often form on top of a glacier and drain onto the bedrock below, lubricating a glacier's movements as a result. A new study from an international group of researchers has found the way these lakes drain can affect the velocity, extent and direction of a glacier's progress.

Surface Melt Will Continue To Dominate Greenland Ice-Loss
2013-07-10 15:13:45

Greenland's ice sheet is considered an important potential contributor to future global sea-level rise over the next century or longer. It contains an amount of ice that could lead to a rise of global sea level by more than 22 feet if it completely melted.


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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