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Antarctic Ice Sheet Became Unstable At The End Of The Last Ice Age
2014-05-29 05:20:26

The Antarctic Ice Sheet started melting approximately 5,000 years earlier than previously believed following the last ice age, according to new research appearing in this week’s edition of the journal Nature.

Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle.

Iron From Melting Ice Sheets Could Buffer Global Warming
2014-05-21 03:19:14

A newly-discovered source of oceanic bioavailable iron could have a major impact on our understanding of marine food chains and global warming.

Greenland ice sheet
2014-05-20 05:10:03

In 1889 and 2012, there was large-scale melting of the Greenland ice sheet, and a new study reveals that rising temperatures and ash from Northern Hemisphere forest fires combined to cause the ice melting events.

2014-05-19 12:21:51

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at NASA and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have found that canyons under Greenland's ocean-feeding glaciers are deeper

CryoSat Shows Increase In Antarctica’s Ice Losses
2014-05-19 03:52:32

Three years of observations from ESA’s CryoSat satellite show that the Antarctic ice sheet is now losing 159 billion tonnes of ice each year – twice as much as when it was last surveyed.

greenland ice sheet sea level rise
2014-05-19 05:14:22

Greenland's icy reaches are far more vulnerable to warm ocean waters from climate change than had been thought, according to new research by UC Irvine and NASA glaciologists.

Ice Mission And Harsh Polar Camping
2014-05-16 03:57:04

While camping may appeal to some, scientists recently took the pastime to punishing limits. Enduring the bitter Arctic cold out on the sea ice, they were part of a major international effort to ensure ESA’s CryoSat satellite is delivering a true picture of Earth’s changing ice.

2014-05-13 23:00:56

The cold and harsh winter of 2013-2014 is causing some municipalities to turn to CARAPACE®; a high performance product designed by Heat-Line Freeze Protect Systems (


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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