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Interesting Facts about Ice Melt in Antarctica

Interesting Facts about Ice Melt in Antarctica

In July 2013, one of NASA’s satellites has found an unusually large crater on Antarctica’s surface. Scientific studies revealed that craters are formed in this continent when the lakes of fresh water below the thick ice sheets are drained. Between 2007- 2008, six cubic kilometres of water was reported to have flowed and drained a […]

August 6, 2013 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment

Future of the Polar Bears

Future of the Polar Bears

In the year 2006, the winter in the northern hemisphere had the lowest level of ice in three decades which was just 14.6 million square kilometres.  The average recorded from 1979 to 2000 was 15.9 million kilometres.  Given this situation, there is a posing threat to the polar bears that are dependent on the ice […]

April 11, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment

What are Glaciers?

What are Glaciers?

One way to tell the how hot or warm the earth is on a global scale is to determine the rate at which large, persistent bodies of ice melt in the cryosphere. It is interesting to know that cryosphere is the earth’s region where water is in solid form and known as the lake ice, […]

March 23, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

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Glaciers Melting Faster

Glaciers Melting Faster

There has been warning on the danger of faster glacier melt and that by the year 2100, the sea levels around the world will rise by an average of 12 centimetres due to the meltwater. Studies predict the shrinking of mountain glaciers by around 27 percent in volume and this will greatly affect the availability […]

January 19, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>