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2012-12-14 05:00:29

Compares glacial to global warming. Marlborough, MA, (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 “Tale of the Northwest Passage” has been published to YouTube.

Warm Seas Melting Antarctic Ice Sheet Faster Than Expected
2012-12-07 13:15:29

An international group of oceanographers has published new observations that may improve our ability to predict future changes in ice sheet mass.

Arctic Is Changing Before Our Eyes
2012-12-07 05:07:03

The 2012 Arctic Report Card was released on Thursday, showing a record low snow coverage and record low sea ice extent.

Snow Cover Worldwide Is At Record Lows
2012-12-04 07:25:37

A new study of snow cover observed by satellites reveals record lows in Eurasia for June each year since 2008. Three of the past five years have seen record low cover in North America, as well.

Ice Sheet Loss At Both Poles Is Clearly Increasing
2012-11-30 08:10:18

In a new study that ends 20 years of uncertainty, an international team of satellite experts have produced the most accurate assessment of ice losses from Antarctica and Greenland to date.

2012-11-28 11:15:55

An enhanced approach to capturing changes on the Earth's surface via satellite could provide a more accurate account of how ice sheets, river basins and other geographic areas are changing as a result of natural and human factors.

Columbia Glacier Should Stop Retreating By 2020
2012-11-27 08:30:37

Alaska's Columbia Glacier, one of the fastest moving glaciers in the world, will cease to move by approximately 2020, according to a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Oil Companies Work In Extreme Conditions
2012-11-26 11:49:18

The northward shift of Norway's oil industry means it must adjust to temperatures down to -30°C, storms, sleet and snow, and drift ice; and to the blackest night


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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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.