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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.

The Ice Surrenders Its Secrets Floe By Floe
2013-08-27 12:28:35

Bowhead and minke whale sightings, extensive ice floe measurements and the successful retrieval of important moored instruments are among the successes of a multinational team of ice engineering researchers and marine biologists during their first week off the coast of northeastern Greenland on the Swedish icebreaker Oden.

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.

Sea Ice Decline Changing The Vegetation Of The Arctic
2013-08-23 10:26:03

Sea ice decline and warming trends are changing the vegetation in nearby arctic coastal areas, according to two University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists.

2013 Ice Melt Will Not Be Record Year Despite Continuing Downhill Trends
2013-08-23 10:06:14

Arctic sea ice is reaching its annual "minimum" melt for the summer, but NASA says this year's low will unlikely be breaking any records and will not match 2012's record-breaking ice melt season.

2013-08-21 14:26:33

A new paper co-written by UM associate professor Mark Hebblewhite details ecological changes caused by a loss of Arctic sea ice.

West Antarctica Deglaciation Began Much Earlier Than Thought
2013-08-15 10:21:16

One of the deepest ice cores ever drilled in Antarctica is revealing some interesting evidence about the southern continent’s turbulent past and the role Earth’s orbit played in the history of the ice ages.

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.

Greenland Ice Sheet Is Melting From Below
2013-08-12 04:20:03

High heat flow from the mantle into the lithosphere is causing the Greenland ice sheet to melt from below, according to new research published in Sunday’s online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience.


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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mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
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The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.