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Greenland Ice Sheet
2014-09-30 04:38:53

Prevailing models from the melting of the Greenland ice sheet have made the calculation that the ice sheet sits atop hard bedrock. A new study from a team of British and American scientists has thrown out that assumption, however.

greenland Petermann Glacier
2014-06-16 04:01:50

Newly discovered massive blocks of ice located underneath the ice of Greenland could help scientists learn more about the behavior of ice sheets and how they will respond to global warming, according to research appearing in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience.

Iron From Melting Ice Sheets Could Buffer Global Warming
2014-05-21 03:19:14

A newly-discovered source of oceanic bioavailable iron could have a major impact on our understanding of marine food chains and global warming.

winter river
2014-05-19 08:27:27

New research has shown that the amount of water flowing through rivers is directly affected by the amount of snowfall received.

NASA Completes Icelandic Glacier Winter Movement Radar Study
2014-02-10 08:26:13

The cold of an Icelandic winter did not stop one NASA science aircraft from completing a mission to map glaciers on the island during the past week.

Greenland Ice Sheet
2014-02-07 04:35:58

Researchers writing in the journal Nature say that ocean warming could be causing a four-fold increase in ice loss on the Greenland Ice Sheet.

Disappearing Snow Increases Risk Of Ice Shelves Collapsing  In Antarctica
2014-01-30 08:19:42

A number of floating ice shelves in Antarctica are at risk of disappearing entirely in the next 200 years, as global warming reduces their snow cover.

NASA To Map Iceland's Winter Glaciers With High-Precision Radar
2014-01-29 06:05:22

This week, a high-precision radar instrument from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) left for Iceland to create detailed maps of how glaciers move in the dead of winter.

Glacier Melt From Global Warming Can Flood Tibetan Pastures
2014-01-20 04:22:04

As glaciers melt and sea levels rise due to global warming, coastal regions and islands are beginning to panic. But even places as high up in the mountains as Tibet can face the negative consequences of melting glaciers.

Channels In Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Help Predict Future Of Antarctic Ice
2013-10-07 04:31:47

The discovery of hundreds of kilometers worth of channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica could help experts understand how the ice will respond to changes in environmental conditions.


Latest Meltwater Reference Libraries

Meltwater
2009-07-06 17:15:30

Meltwater is water that is released from melting snow or ice. This includes meltwater from glacial ice and ice shelves over oceans. Meltwater is often produced during volcanic eruptions, and can cause dangerous lahars (landslides of wet volcanic debris). When meltwater pools on the surface rather than draining or flowing away, it forms pools known as melt ponds. Meltwater will often refreeze as the temperature drops. Meltwater can also collect or melt under the ice's surface. Sub-glacial...

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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.