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arctic ice loss
2015-02-16 10:26:09

Among the electromagnetic guns and aquatic drones demonstrated earlier this month by the US Navy’s research office was a robotic seaglider – one of many that the Navy has commissioned to study Arctic ice, according to online reports published Sunday by NPR.

polar bear
2015-01-19 13:16:57

As polar bears continue to move north in search of year-round ice, it's uncertain how long it will be until the world loses another iconic and majestic species. A recent study, however, gives us an idea of when that might happen.

2015-01-15 23:11:08

Pasquali Realty Group is reminding homeowners that there is still time to take measures to protect their household plumbing and water meter from freezing. Burke,

ice algae
2015-01-06 09:45:42

An Aarhus University-led team of researchers are developing and testing underwater drones capable of mapping the distribution of ice algae on the underside of Antarctic sea ice.

"pancake ice"
2014-12-20 10:31:21

It’s almost like a spectacular, giant version of the classic tipple “Scotch on the Rocks.”

CryoSat Reveals Small Decrease In Arctic Ice Volume
2014-12-15 03:25:45

CryoSat has delivered this year’s map of autumn sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, revealing a small decrease in ice volume.

polar sea ice
2014-12-07 06:52:28

The world is getting warmer. It comes as no surprise, therefore, when researchers announce as they did this past September that Arctic sea ice extent is still below normal.

melting glaciers
2014-12-04 05:23:20

The glaciers along Western Antarctica are among the fastest melting in the world and a new study from researchers at the University of California, Irvine has found that the rate of melt there has tripled in the past ten years.

Arctic polar bear
2014-11-28 04:00:47

Shifts in the timing and duration of ice cover, especially the possible lengthening of ice-free periods, may impact polar bears under projected warming before the end of the 21st century.


Latest Glaciology Reference Libraries

Columbia Plateau
2013-04-19 16:35:47

The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Meltwater
2009-07-06 17:15:30

Meltwater is water that is released from melting snow or ice. This includes meltwater from glacial ice and ice shelves over oceans. Meltwater is often produced during volcanic eruptions, and can cause dangerous lahars (landslides of wet volcanic debris). When meltwater pools on the surface rather than draining or flowing away, it forms pools known as melt ponds. Meltwater will often refreeze as the temperature drops. Meltwater can also collect or melt under the ice's surface. Sub-glacial...

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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.