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Thawing ice makes the Alps grow

The Alps are steadily "growing" by about one to two millimeters per year. Likewise, the formerly glaciated subcontinents of North America and Scandinavia are also undergoing constant upward movement. This is due to the fact ...

dateNov 10, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Four weeks at sea for climate research

A complex system of surface and deep water currents circulates in the North Atlantic, between Iceland and the Azores, called the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The Gulf Stream, which transports heat to ...

dateOct 24, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Natural gas hydrate in the foraminifera

Natural gas hydrates are clathrate hydrates that consist of water molecules and natural gas molecules (major constituent: methane). They are mainly distributed along continental slopes of the oceans or permafrost regions ...

dateOct 13, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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