How does mercury accumulation vary in tropical forests?

As a global pollutant, mercury (Hg) is emitted directly into the atmosphere from geogenic and anthropogenic sources and previously deposited Hg in natural surfaces. Previous studies in subtropical evergreen forests have shown ...

Part of the Greenland ice sheet may be close to a tipping point

Data from the Jakobshavn drainage basin of the Central-Western Greenland ice sheet reveals that the distinct mark of this part of the ice sheet has reached a tipping point. That is the conclusion by Niklas Boers from Potsdam ...

China's temperate glaciers are melting at accelerating rate

Temperate glaciers are very sensitive to variations in temperature and precipitation, and thus represent a good indicator of climate change. China's temperate glaciers have a relatively warm and humid climate and hydrothermal ...

Unusually clear skies drove record loss of Greenland ice in 2019

Last year was one of the worst years on record for the Greenland ice sheet, which shrunk by hundreds of billions of tons. According to a study published today in The Cryosphere, that mind-boggling ice loss wasn't caused by ...

Observational evidence of Karakoram anomaly

Stable or marginal mass loss dominating in Karakoram, known as the Karakoram Anomaly, has been reported widely through remotely sensed glacier surface elevation variations of either points (satellite laser altimetry) or surface ...

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