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Youth Therapy For Scandinavia's Glaciers And Landscape
2012-09-24 11:45:58

The high elevation flat surfaces characteristic of the Norwegian landscape are in geologically terms young, according to a paper in Nature Geoscience. In a paper recently published in Nature Geoscience, researchers from the University of Bergen (UiB) and ETH Zurich have demonstrated that ice sheets have extensively shaped the fjords of Norway for the last 2.8 million years. — However, the massive sediment record deposited offshore Norway during this period tells us a more complex...

2011-09-13 07:00:00

Rent My Lake Home Direct Subsidiary of Rent My Vacation Home (RMVH Network) opens Store 17 called Rent My Lake Home Direct at 1934 Meridian Blvd,Suite 103, Mammouth Lakes CA. Phone at 1-800-699-7684 or local at 760-965-4259 , email: info(at)rentmylakehomedirect(dot)com. Mammoth Mountain Lakes , CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 Located in the beautiful Eastern Sierra Mountains is Mammoth Lakes, California. Vacationers can enjoy activities from skiing, snowboarding, fishing, mountain biking,...

2011-04-06 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fjord, the leading service design agency, currently ranked by Deloitte and the Sunday Times as the fastest growing in EMEA, has set its sights on becoming a major player in the US. Fjord founder and CEO, Olof Schybergson, moved to New York this month to focus his efforts on driving growth of the award winning agency across America. Fjord brings nearly ten years of service design expertise to the US and, since its New York office opened just last...

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2010-07-26 10:40:00

Steering clear of crocodiles and navigating around massive submerged trees, a team of divers began mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, which were important to the ancient Maya. In three weeks this May, the divers found fossilized animal remains, bits of pottery and "“ in the largest pool explored "“ an enormous underwater cave. This project, led by University of Illinois anthropology professor Lisa Lucero and funded by the National Geographic Society...

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2010-03-15 09:57:40

Australian and US scientists have discovered how changes in winds blowing on the Southern Ocean drive variations in the depth of the surface layer of sea water responsible for regulating exchanges of heat and carbon dioxide between the ocean and the atmosphere. The researchers' findings "“ published on-line today in Nature Geoscience "“ provide new insights into natural processes which have a major influence on the rate of climate change. The surface-mixed layer is a crucial...

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2010-02-16 06:05:00

According to studies released on Sunday, winds and currents that drive warmer water into fjords, where it carves out the base of coastal glaciers, are significantly eroding Greenland's ice sheet. The icy mass holds enough water to boost global sea levels 23 feet, which could potentially drown low-lying coastal cities and deltas across the globe. The ocean watermark is currently rising about 0.12 inches a year, which compares with 0.07 inches annually in the early 1960s. However,...

2009-12-03 21:37:04

U of Minnesota study involved a 10-year outdoor experiment Rising levels of carbon dioxide may overheat the planet and cause other environmental problems, but fears that rising CO2 levels could directly reduce plant biodiversity can be allayed, according to a new study by a University of Minnesota scientist Peter Reich. In fact, rising CO2 may actually help counteract losses of diversity from another environmental villain: the global rain of nitrogen from fertilizers and exhaust fumes. The...

2009-12-02 23:00:00

VANCOUVER, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Fjord West, the digital solutions provider of Cossette West, announced that they have accepted an invitation to join the Society of Digital Agencies (SoDA), an exclusive, invitation-only community of 41 leading digital communications firms. SoDA is the worldwide voice of digital marketing professionals with a mission to advance the industry through best practices, education, and advocacy; a mission that Fjord West replicates in its philosophy and client...

2009-09-09 12:24:38

A University of Illinois archaeologist says she will lead a team that will be the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Mayan lowlands in Belize. Professor Lisa Lucero said she will lead a team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist in the expedition, funded by the National Geographic Society, to investigate the cultural significance and environmental history and condition of three of the 23 pools of Cara Blanca, in central Belize. The groundwater-filled sinkholes in...


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Endorheic Basin
2013-04-18 22:40:14

An endorheic basin, from the Ancient Greek endon, meaning “within” and rhein, meaning “to flow”, is a closed drainage basin that holds onto water and does not allow outflow to other external bodies of water, such as oceans or rivers, but joins instead into lakes or swamps, seasonal or permanent, that equilibrate via evaporation. Basins such as these might also be referred to as closed or terminal basin or as internal drainage systems. Usually, water that has built up in a drainage...

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  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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