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2005-04-21 16:29:16

NASA -- Who would have thought that melting snow cover in the Himalayan Mountains could alter the ocean food chain over a thousand miles away? Well, that's just what's happening, according to a NASA-funded study appearing in this week's Science magazine. The study finds a decline in winter and spring snow cover over Southwest Asia and the Himalayan mountain range is creating the right conditions for more widespread blooms of ocean plants in the Arabian Sea. The decrease in snow cover has...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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