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Greenland Summer Ice Melt Breaks Record Month Before Season Ends
2012-08-16 11:14:51

The summer melting season in Greenland usually lasts from June when the first puddles of meltwater appear, to September when temperatures begin to cool again.

2012-07-30 13:49:09

After the fall of the Soviet Union twenty years ago, water distribution in Central Asia became a source of conflict.

Greenland Slipping Away
2012-04-17 05:03:44

Massive releases of meltwater from surface lakes may be causing Greenland to slide ever faster into the ocean, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder-based Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES).

2011-08-04 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meltwater Group, one of the world's leading online media intelligence companies, today announced the acquisition of IceRocket, a top social search engine.

2011-06-15 07:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meltwater Group, one of the world's leading social media and news monitoring companies, today announced the immediate availability of Meltwater Buzz Engage, a new module in the Meltwater Buzz product suite.

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2011-04-05 11:57:18

Loss of glaciers and snowpack due to climate warming in alpine regions is putting pressure on a rare aquatic insect, the meltwater stonefly.

2010-12-09 13:11:50

Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration – and eventual loss – of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature.

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2010-07-09 07:30:00

North Pacific circulation radically changed by past post-glacial warming.

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2009-12-16 09:27:00

Researchers learning more about how water beneath glaciers contributes to ice loss.


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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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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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