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Glaciers Will Continue To Shrink Regardless Of Temperature
2012-11-16 15:50:50

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Himalayan glaciers are going to continue to shrink, no matter which way the temperatures go, according to new research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Summer Rupper, a geology professor at Brigham Young University, has just returned from her research in the Bhutan region of the Himalayas and has reported findings that nearly 10% of these glaciers will disappear within the next 30 years. She also...

2009-09-02 09:26:22

A U.S. geologist says he has determined how a group of glaciers advanced in the Southeast Himalayas 9,000 years ago, despite hotter Central Asian summers. Brigham Young University scientist Summer Rupper said the glaciers advanced from 1 to 3 miles while most other Central Asian glaciers were retreating. Stronger monsoons were thought to be responsible, said Rupper, Our research indicates the extra snowfall from monsoonal effects can only take credit for up to 30 percent of the glacial...

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2009-08-27 08:22:04

Ice, when heated, is supposed to melt. That's why a collection of glaciers in the Southeast Himalayas stymies those who know what they did 9,000 years ago. While most other Central Asian glaciers retreated under hotter summer temperatures, this group of glaciers advanced from one to six kilometers. A new study by BYU geologist Summer Rupper pieces together the chain of events surrounding the unexpected glacial growth. "Stronger monsoons were thought to be responsible," said Rupper, who...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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