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Breathing space for the Gulf Stream

The salinity of the waters around Greenland plays an important role in driving the Gulf Stream. There are concerns that a freshening by the increasing ice losses from the Greenland ice sheet could weaken the current system. ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Improved modelling of ice-ocean processes

Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica is currently one of the single biggest contributors to sea-level rise with an estimated volume loss of 1.2mm sea-level equivalent per decade. The loss is caused, at least partly, by ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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New maps chart Greenland glaciers' melting risk

Many large glaciers in Greenland are at greater risk of melting from below than previously thought, according to new maps of the seafloor around Greenland created by an international research team. Like other recent research ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Into the belly of a glacier

Dropping into an ice cave is like entering another world: There's no wind, no ambient sound, and no discernible smell—unless you're eating a peanut butter sandwich; then the scent tends to overwhelm the cold, dark space. ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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