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Greenland's Hidden Ice Layers Revealed in New Map

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http://feedproxy.google.com — Layer by layer, scientists have filled in the hidden expanse of Greenland's vast ice sheet, revealing where the island hides its oldest ice. Read More
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Iceland rises as its glaciers melt from climate change

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Earth's crust under Iceland is rebounding as global warming melts the island's great ice caps. In south-central Iceland some sites are moving upward as much as 1.4 inches (35 mm) per year. A new paper is the first to show the current fast uplift of the Icelandic crust is a result of accelerated melting of the island's glaciers and coincides with the onset of warming that began about 30 years ago, Read More
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Erratic as normal: Arctic sea ice loss expected to be bumpy in the short term

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Arctic sea ice extent plunged precipitously from 2001 to 2007, then barely budged between 2007 and 2013. Even in a warming world, researchers should expect such unusual periods of no change -- and rapid change -- at the world's northern reaches, according to a new paper. Read More
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Greenland Ice In 3D Reveals 3 Distinct Climate Periods | Video

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3-D view of Greenland Ice Sheet opens window on ice history

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Scientists using ice-penetrating radar have created 3-D maps of the age of the ice within the Greenland Ice Sheet. The new maps will aid future research to understand the impact of climate change on the ice sheet. The Greenland Ice Sheet is the second largest mass of ice on Earth, containing enough water to raise ocean levels by about 20 feet. Read More
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Arctic Ice Slides into the Ocean

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http://www.enn.com — Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 – about one sixth of its original thickness – and that it is now flowing 25 times faster. A team led by scientists from the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) at the University of Leeds combined observations from eight satellite missions, including Sentinel-1A and CryoSat, Read More
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Arctic ice cap slides into the ocean

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http://feeds.sciencedaily.com — Satellite images have revealed that a remote Arctic ice cap has thinned by more than 50 metres since 2012 -- about one sixth of its original thickness -- and that it is now flowing 25 times faster. The findings show that over the last two decades, ice loss from the south-east region of Austfonna, located in the Svalbard archipelago, has increased significantly. In this time, ice flow has accelera Read More
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Atmospheric Rivers Add to Antarctica's Ice Sheets

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http://www.enn.com — Extreme weather phenomena called atmospheric rivers were behind intense snowstorms recorded in 2009 and 2011 in East Antarctica. The resulting snow accumulation partly offset recent ice loss from the Antarctic ice sheet, report researchers from KU Leuven. Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow water vapour plumes stretching thousands of kilometres across the sky over vast ocean areas. They are capa Read More
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