Posts Tagged Glaciology

In Greenland’s Melting Ice, A Warning on Hard Climate Choices…

Greenland is melting at an unprecedented rate, causing vast quantities of ice to disappear and global sea levels to rise. The fate of the ice sheet is not sealed, but unless CO2 emissions are sharply cut, the long-term existence of Greenland’s ice is in doubt… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/in-greenlands-melting-ice-a-warning-on-hard-climate-choices Advertisements

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Check out last week’s most interesting science news at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Rapid melting of the world’s largest ice shelf linked to solar heat in the ocean…

Summary: An international team of scientists has found part of the world’s largest ice shelf is melting 10 times faster than the overall ice shelf average, due to solar heating of the surrounding ocean surface… Read this article here at Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190429111835.htm

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What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change…

Summary: On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth’s gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the […]

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Melting glaciers causing sea levels to rise at ever greater rates…

Summary: Melting ice sheets in Greenland and the Antarctic as well as ice melt from glaciers all over the world are causing sea levels to rise. Glaciers alone lost more than 9,000 billion tons of ice since 1961, raising water levels by 27 millimeters, an international research team has now found… Read about it here […]

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Mystery of Green Icebergs May Soon Be Solved…

Researchers have proposed a new idea that may explain why some Antarctic icebergs are tinged emerald green rather than the normal blue, potentially solving a decades-long scientific mystery… Read the article here at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/56954-mystery-of-green-icebergs-may-soon-be-solved

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What Are the Different Types of Ice Formations Found on Earth?…

Ice is found all over the world in a wide variety of forms. More than simply frozen water, the various forms of ice tell the story of their environment as they change with the seasons and show trends of the changing climate on Earth… Read the full article at Live Science: https://www.livescience.com/64444-ice-formations.html

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Climate Change Leading to Water Shortage in Andes, Himalayas…

Climate change could have devastating effects on vulnerable residents in the Andes mountains and the Tibetan plateau, according to researchers at The Ohio State University who have been studying glaciers in those areas for decades… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/56269-climate-change-leading-to-water-shortage-in-andes-himalayas

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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Ever…

Intro from Live Science: Greenland is melting faster today than it has at any time in the last 350 years, and probably much longer, new research finds… Read the rest of the article here: https://www.livescience.com/64243-greenland-is-melting-fast.html

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Scientists Reveal Substantial Water Loss in Global Landlocked Regions…

Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline… Read the full article at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/56174-scientists-reveal-substantial-water-loss-in-global-landlocked-regions

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This Coffin-Shaped Iceberg Is Drifting Toward Death…

This unusually shaped iceberg (ever so often there seem to be some really strange one, I think there has been a rectangular one too) is drifting towards warmer waters, so in essence its drifting to its own death, and to top it all off it looks like a coffin… Read all about it here: https://www.livescience.com/63987-coffin-iceberg-antarctica-nasa.html

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As Greenland Warms, Nature’s Seasonal Clock Is Thrown Off-Kilter…

For millennia, ecosystems in Greenland and throughout the Arctic have been regulated by seasonal changes that govern the greening of vegetation and the migration and reproduction of animals. But a rapidly warming climate and disappearing sea ice are upending that finely tuned balance… This full article is at Yale Environment 360, read it here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-greenland-warms-natures-seasonal-clock-is-thrown-off-kilter

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Antarctica Is Melting Away: More Than 3 Trillion Tons of Ice Vanished Since 1992…

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tons of ice in the past 25 years, and that ice loss has accelerated rapidly over the last five years… Read the article here at LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/62811-antarctica-3-trillion-tons-ice-lost.html Here are some other interesting articles about Antarctica from LiveScience: https://www.livescience.com/62759-largest-antarctic-iceberg-b15-is-melting.html In Photos: Antarctica’s Larsen C Ice Shelf Through Time https://www.livescience.com/6151-antarctica-falling.html    

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The Bottom of the Ocean Is Sinking…

An article from livescience.com on the ever changing face of the seafloor, read it here: https://www.livescience.com/61328-ocean-bottom-is-sinking.html

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Large iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier (Antarctica)…

Source – enn.com: Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Large iceberg breaks off Pine Island Glacier

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Not all Glaciers in Antarctica Have Been Affected by Climate Change… 

An Antarctic news update from enn.com: http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/52100

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Thinning, retreat of West Antarctic Glacier began in 1940s… 

Summary:  The present thinning and retreat of Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is part of a climatically forced trend that was triggered in the 1940s, new research by an international team shows…   Visit ScienceDaily.Com for the article: Thinning, retreat of West Antarctic Glacier began in 1940s

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Environmental records shattered…

The following is a report by Oliver Milman for theguardian.com – Tues. 2nd Aug 2016 Summary: “The world is careening towards an environment never experienced before by humans, with the temperature of the air and oceans breaking records, sea levels reaching historic highs and carbon dioxide surpassing a key milestone, a major international report has […]

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