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Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps

After long-awaited snowfall in January, parts of the Alps are now covered with fresh powder and happy skiers. But the Swiss side of the iconic mountain range had the driest December since record-keeping began over 150 years ...

dateFeb 16, 2017 in Environment
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Determining erosion rates via painting

In a new feasibility study, a Swiss-German team of scientists with the participation of Jens Turowski, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam—GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, shows how erosive processes can be visualized by ...

dateDec 16, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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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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