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Leaky plumbing impedes Greenland Ice Sheet flow

Surface meltwater that drains to the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet each summer causes changes in ice flow that cannot be fully explained by prevailing theories. Now a multinational, multidisciplinary team led by ice sheet ...

dateDec 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Glacier song

Mountain glaciers represent one of the largest repositories of fresh water in alpine regions. However, little is known about the processes by which water moves through these systems. In this study published in Geology on ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Orbital view of Mount Huascarán, Peru

The snow-capped mountains running through the centre of this satellite image are part of the Cordillera Blanca – or 'white range' – in South America's Andes. Even though they are part of the typically warm Tropics – ...

dateMay 16, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Meltwater from Tibetan glaciers floods pastures

The earth is warming up, the glaciers are shrinking. However, not all meltwater is causing sea-level rise as feared. In Tibet, as measurements taken by an international team of researchers including the University of Zurich ...

dateJan 16, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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