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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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Greenland's ice sheet from 40,000 feet

The Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team is flying NASA's G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet. On a clear day, this altitude also provides a stunning perspective of one of the world's two great ice sheets (the ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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