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New research has quantified recent volume changes of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets.

Writing in The Cryosphere http://www.the-cryosphere.net/8/1539/2014/tc-8-1539-2014.pdf, a team of scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) in Germany, have created new digital elevation models of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets derived from the European Space Agency’s CryosSat-2 satellite. 200 more words

Research

Something Just Phor Phun and Let You All Sort It Out or Scratch Your Heads...

You can all label me as certifiable now if you want…

This is about ice ages.  Some portions about the ice age theory – as presented – have holes in them.   2,943 more words

Climate - General

New on 500px : Ice Sheets by RonCoscorrosa by RonCoscorrosa

Ice sheets + mountain = fun. Taken earlier this winter in Iceland. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, check out our location guide… 7 more words

New on 500px : Ice Sheets by RonCoscorrosa by RonCoscorrosa

Ice sheets + mountain = fun. Taken earlier this winter in Iceland. If you are planning a trip to Iceland, check out our location guide… 7 more words

Dark snow: from the #Arctic to the #Himalayas, the phenomenon that is accelerating #glacier melting

Industrial dust and soil, blown thousands of miles, settle on ice sheets and add to rising sea level threat.

Dark deposits on icefields in Greenland, which absorb more sunlight and lead to faster glacial melting.

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"Microbial gardens" reduce the amount of heat reflected back into space by ice sheets

The first ecological study of an entire glacier has found that microbes drastically reduce surface reflectivity and have an impact on the amount of heat available to warm our planet. 344 more words

Climate Change