News tagged with ice caps

Image: Greenland's Leidy Glacier

Located in the northwest corner of Greenland, Leidy Glacier is fed by ice from the Academy Glacier (upstream and inland). As Leidy approaches the sea, it is diverted around the tip of an island that separates the Olriks Fjord ...

dateJan 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Study shows unprecedented warmth in Arctic

( —The heat is on, at least in the Arctic. Average summer temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic during the last 100 years are higher now than during any century in the past 44,000 years and perhaps as long ...

dateOct 24, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Charting Icelandic glacier dynamics

Mark Simons, professor of geophysics at Caltech, along with graduate student Brent Minchew, recently logged over 40 hours of flight time mapping the surface of Iceland's glaciers. Flying over two comparatively small ice caps, ...

dateMar 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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