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2010-09-09 06:15:00

Glaciers atop snow-capped Mount Ararat in eastern Turkey have shrunk 30 percent in surface area over the last 3 decades, a researcher said Wednesday. Geologist Mehmet Akif Sarikaya, an assistant professor at Istanbul's Fatih University, told AFP: "We used satellite images to analyze the response of glaciers at the summit of Mount Ararat to climate change." "The glacier surface area decreased from 3.04 square miles in 1976 to 5.5 square 2.09 square miles in 2008, a loss of about 17 acres a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.