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2009-11-10 15:35:08

California experienced centuries-long droughts in the past 20,000 years that coincided with the thawing of ice caps in the Arctic, according to a new study by UC Davis doctoral student Jessica Oster and geology professor Isabel Montañez. The finding, which comes from analyzing stalagmites from Moaning Cavern in the central Sierra Nevada, was published online Nov. 5 in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The sometimes spectacular mineral formations in caves...

2009-10-26 20:58:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Downtown Santa Monica will set the Guinness World Record for the tallest ice sculpture in the world at the opening of the ice skating rink, ICE at Santa Monica, on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 4:00pm. In the likeness of Ice Age's Scrat character, this historical event coincides with the DVD and Blu-ray disc release of Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The community and press are invited to witness the...

2009-10-26 20:20:00

HONG KONG, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Imagi International Holdings (HKEx: 585), a leading producer of CG-animated motion pictures, with studios in both Hong Kong and the U.S., today announced that its latest feature film, Astro Boy, set a new opening weekend box office record in China for a CG-animated movie. According to industry estimates, since opening on Friday (October 23) on approximately 1,100 screens across China, Astro Boy has recorded approximately RMB40 million in box...

2009-10-26 09:13:00

LANGHORNE, Pa., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- It's that time of year again. Kids are coming home from school with sore throats and runny noses. The cold season is upon us! But this year, Sucrets® ICE -- the unique, frozen single-use packages that offer cooling, soothing relief to both children's and adults' harshest sore throats -- and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are making cold season "cool" with the "Save the Polar ICE Caps!" Challenge. Sucrets ICE, with help...

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2009-09-25 05:38:46

A new study that reports precise ages for glacial moraines in southern Peru links climate swings in the tropics to those of Europe and North America during the Little Ice Age approximately 150 to 350 years ago. The study, published this week in the journal Science, "brings us one step closer to understanding global-scale patterns of glacier activity and climate during the Little Ice Age," says lead author Joe Licciardi, associate professor of Earth sciences at the University of New Hampshire....

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2009-09-16 14:13:06

Will all of the ice on Greenland melt and flow out into the sea, bringing about a colossal rise in ocean levels on Earth, as the global temperature rises? The key concern is how stable the ice cap actually is and new Danish research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen can now show the evolution of the ice sheet 11,700 years back in time "“ all the way back to the start of our current warm period. The results are published in the esteemed journal Nature....

2009-09-16 07:19:27

The ice sheets that sculpted the landscape of northern Britain moved in unexpected ways and left distinctive egg-shaped features according to new research. Scientists from Durham University have deciphered the landforms and created a model of the British and Irish Ice Sheet (BIIS) which reveals for the first time how glaciers reversed their flows and retreated back into upland regions from where they originated. These ice sheet flow patterns created a unique 'overprinting' of British glacial...

2009-09-10 05:43:16

Everybody talks about CO2 and other greenhouse gases as causes of global warming and the large climate changes we are currently experiencing. But what about the atmospheric and oceanic oxygen content? Which role does oxygen content play in global warming? This question has become extremely relevant now that Professor Robert Frei from the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with colleagues from Uruguay, England and the University of Southern...

2009-09-02 08:45:05

U.S. scientists using satellite data and records from cold war submarine missions have found Arctic Ocean ice thickness has declined 53 percent since 1980. This summer, a group of U.S. and Canadian scientists and students set out from Resolute Bay, Canada, to check the Arctic Ocean ice. One of the scientists was Ron Kwok of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Kwok, the space agency said, has long provided checkups on the health of arctic sea ice -- the frozen sea water floating within the...

2009-08-31 12:13:39

 The U.S. Geological Survey has released the results of a long-term study of key glaciers in western North America, reporting this month that glacial shrinkage is rapid and accelerating and a result of climate change. University of Illinois geologist William Shilts spent nearly two decades studying glaciers on Bylot Island, an uninhabited island about 300 miles southwest of Thule, Greenland. He, his students and other geologists who followed in his footsteps have chronicled the decline...


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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...

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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