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Drone Captures Stunning Video Of Ice Caves In Alaska's Mendenhall Glacier
2014-03-26 09:24:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a ‘quadcopter’ drone and a GoPro camera, a film crew from Los Angeles has captured breathtaking views of the ice caves that wind their way through Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier. The rapid melting of this glacier means that similar footage could be unattainable in just a few years. “For me it was the raw beauty and power of the glacier that really inspired me to film the glacier,” Christopher Carson, a producer for...

Image 1 - Glaciers Are A Window Into Human Impact On The Global Carbon Cycle
2012-02-20 04:39:39

Fossil fuel signature found in Alaskan ice New clues as to how the Earth's remote ecosystems have been influenced by the industrial revolution are locked, frozen in the ice of glaciers. That is the finding of a group of scientists, including Robert Spencer of the Woods Hole Research Center. The research will be published in the March 2012 issue of Nature Geoscience. Globally, glacier ice loss is accelerating, driven in part by the deposition of carbon in the form of soot or "black...

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2009-12-24 09:05:00

Glaciers along the Gulf of Alaska are enriching stream and near shore marine ecosystems from a surprising source "“ ancient carbon contained in glacial runoff, researchers from four universities and the U.S. Forest Service report in the December 24, 2009, issue of the journal Nature*. In spring 2008, Eran Hood, associate professor of hydrology with the Environmental Science Program at the University of Alaska Southeast, set out to measure the nutrients that reach the gulf from five...

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2008-07-16 10:55:00

Several snowmobiles navigated speedily over arctic ice and snow in Alaska's outback in late June. This scene might seem ordinary except that the recently unveiled snowmobiles are unmanned, autonomous, toy-size robots called SnoMotes "“ the first prototype network of their kind envisioned to rove treacherous areas of the Arctic and Antarctic capturing more accurate measurements that will help scientists better understand what is causing the well-documented melting of ice in those...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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