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World's Fastest Moving Glacier Found In Greenland
2014-02-03 12:45:37

[ Watch the Video: Fastest Glacier In The World ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Washington and the German Space Agency (DLR) say that a Greenland glacier is slipping off into the ocean at a speed never before seen. The scientists measured the speeds of Jakobshavn Isbræ (Jakobshavn Glacier) in Greenland and found that this glacier is the fastest moving ice sheet ever recorded. “We are now seeing summer speeds more than 4...

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2009-07-09 15:20:00

One of the world's largest glaciers is under attack from global climate change, researchers reported on Thursday. Located along Greenland's west coast, Ilulissat is known as the most active glacier in the northern hemisphere and among the world's largest. An American study last summer showed that climate change had melted 60 square miles of surface area from the UNESCO-listed glacier from 2001-2005. A recent report by Andreas Peter Ahlstroem, of the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland,...

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2009-07-01 12:37:08

On Tuesday, Denmark said negotiations on a new global climate deal were going "too slowly" and that the process needed to speed up in order to be prepared for the crucial UN summit less than six months away. "It is time for a frank and open dialogue so the participating countries can make clear their positions, their concerns," said Danish Climate Minister Connie Hedegaard. The United Nations is hoping to finish negotiations in Copenhagen by December for a new global warming treaty intended...

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2005-08-19 07:55:00

ILULISSAT, Greenland -- Environmental ministers and officials from 23 countries met Thursday near a glacier that is retreating at an alarming pace and agreed that governments must stop arguing over global warming and start acting. The meeting in the Arctic town of Ilulissat came at the end of a three-day trip by the officials through Greenland's spectacular but shrinking expanses of ice and snow. The vast island is one of the prime spots for assessing whether global warming is worsening....

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2004-12-03 07:30:00

NASA -- When people talk about something moving at a glacial pace, they are referring to speeds that make a tortoise look like a hare. While it is all relative, glaciers actually flow at speeds that require time lapses to recognize. Still, researchers who study Earth's ice and the flow of glaciers have been surprised to find the world's fastest glacier in Greenland doubled its speed between 1997 and 2003. The finding is important for many reasons. For starters, as more ice moves from...


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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