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Major Increase In West Antarctic Glacial Loss
2014-03-28 17:26:44

Six massive glaciers in West Antarctica are moving faster than they did 40 years ago, causing more ice to discharge into the ocean and global sea level to rise, according to new research.

Lake Towuti
2014-03-25 12:05:49

Using sediments from a remote lake, researchers from Brown University have assembled a 60,000-year record of rainfall in central Indonesia. The analysis reveals important new details about the climate history of a region that wields a substantial influence on the global climate as a whole.

Moss Still Lives After 1500 Years Buried In Antarctic Ice
2014-03-17 14:57:18

British researchers who typically study polar moss samples because they provide indications of past climate conditions have found that Antarctic moss can survive trapped under ice for over 1,500 years.

Greenland Ice Sheet Receding And Is Now Considered Unstable
2014-03-17 10:26:10

The last stable section of the Greenland ice sheet is receding and now considered unstable – a development that could portend even more ice loss in the future and significant sea level rise.

Unraveling Mystery Of Retreating Glaciers In The Pacific Ocean's Western Tropics
2014-03-14 11:39:06

Using a cutting-edge research technique, UCLA researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of a region that plays a major role in determining climate around the world.

NASA P-3 airplane
2014-03-13 05:43:25

Scientists working on NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission are en route to Greenland to kick off this year’s Arctic land and sea ice data collection efforts, officials from the US space agency announced on Wednesday.

2014-03-12 12:20:43

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers aboard NASA's P-3 research aircraft left the agency's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Va., March 10 for Greenland

Greenland Jakobshavn Glacier
2014-03-12 04:40:59

New data obtained by NASA's Operation IceBridge program is shedding new light on how ice sheets in Greenland are changing.

Warm Rivers Play A Role In Arctic Sea Ice Melt
2014-03-06 06:32:21

According to a new study from NASA researchers, warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean are adding to the melting of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean each summer.

Arctic Sea Ice Trends
2014-03-05 08:10:23

According to new research from the University College London, the melt season across the Arctic is getting longer by five days every ten years.


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
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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