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Research Provides New Insight Into Snowball Earth Duration
2013-02-28 21:17:15

About 635 million years ago, our world was covered in ice during an event called "Snowball Earth," and new details provide a new insight on the duration of this event.

Global Sea-Level Rise Could Occur Unevenly Across Globe
2013-02-19 15:43:16

The fact sea levels could rise if the polar ice caps melt has been long established, but according to new research some regions could see greater increases than others.

Urine Of The Rock Hyrax Can Give Past Climate Clues
2013-02-18 08:40:23

Not cleaning a kitty’s litter box could be a disgusting thought for cat owners, but for Brian Chase of Montpellier University in France — layers of dried urine can reveal exciting new details about an environment as they stack up year after year and generation after generation.

CryoSat-2 Shows Arctic On Thin Ice
2013-02-13 19:23:12

New observations using satellites have confirmed University of Washington researchers' analysis the Arctic Ocean sea ice really is thinning.

Ice Loss Not Due To 2012 Arctic Cyclone
2013-01-31 20:18:02

Researchers are disputing the theory that the culprit behind the historic sea ice minimum was "The Great Arctic Cyclone of August 2012."

Greenland Ice Core Research Points To Higher Seas, Warmer Past
2013-01-24 11:07:31

New research findings based on Greenland ice cores show that if climate change patterns repeat themselves, the Earth will become much warmer and sea levels will rise significantly.

Algae Fossils Help Unlock Climate Change Secrets
2013-01-23 10:46:06

A new study has traced glacial ice entering the ocean along the western Antarctic Peninsula using a unique 12,000-year record of microscopic marine algae fossils.

Dramatic Glacial Melting In Andes Blamed On Climate Change
2013-01-22 13:47:37

An international team of scientists has turned its attention to glacial melting in the tropical Andes, and their conclusions indicate that the situation is even more dire than originally suspected.

2013-01-19 23:04:20

‘Tis the season for freezing – frozen water in pipes can cause them to burst, resulting in tremendous and costly damage for homeowners.

Arctic Melt Ponds Are Forcing Rapid Sea Ice Loss
2013-01-18 15:16:11

Melt ponds, a favorite phenomenon among arctic photographers, are turquoise or dark blue pools of water that appear on ice floes during the Arctic summer.


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
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.