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Scientific findings from research done my other scientists

Calving rates and impact on sea level (CRIOS project)

The research project ‘Calving rates and impact on sea level’ (CRIOS) has kept a number of my colleagues in Svalbard and elsewhere busy over recent years. Penny How, a PhD student at Edinburgh University is a bit of a pro-star at … Continue reading

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Report on observed outburst flood in Khumbu

In June 2016, a team of scientists visiting the Khumbu region observed a flood near Chukhung. Rare footage of floodwaters exiting the nearby Lhotse glacier and flowing towards Chukung on 12 June 2016, was recorded by Elisabeth Byers, and now … Continue reading

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Khumbu glaciers outreach leaflets

In autumn of last year Scott Watson of the University of Leeds, and www.rockyglaciers.co.uk headed off again into the Khumbu for his PhD research, and he had the great idea to make a couple of  copies of a laminated factsheet … Continue reading

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Attribution of sea level rise

I like to follow the work of my colleagues and office mates, and both Ben Marzeion and Kristin Richter were recently involved in publishing a paper in Nature Climate Change that demonstrates that human activities dominate the recent sea level … Continue reading

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Imja glacier lake level being lowered

Interesting times at the Imja lake in 2016. The Nepali Army are lowering the water level by 3m. The thought behind this is that is a lot of water hemmed in behind an ice cored moraine, and that this poses … Continue reading

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Hansen global temperature 2012

Global Temperature Update Through 2012 by J. Hansen, M. Sato, R. Ruedy (Jan 15 2013) The original pdf document of this global temperature update, including an impressive set of graphics, is available here and also on Jim Hansens website: http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/ Global surface temperature in 2012 … Continue reading

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Icefield splits on Kibo

NASA Earth observatory featured the image above, which shows the Northern Icefield on the Kibo summit of Kilimanjaro has separated into two units. You can see their original post here. In a recent paper, A century of ice retreat on … Continue reading

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Arctic sea ice – September 2012

September is the month of the year when historically the minimum annual in Arctic sea ice extent occurs. This year we have broken the record again, and by a decent margin. The sea ice area had shrunk to below 4 million … Continue reading

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Langenferner changes

Members of the Innsbruck Glaciology Group (mainly Stephan Galos, Rainer Prinz and Georg Kaser) monitor the Langenferner, a small valley glacier in the eastern Alps, located at the head of Martell valley, in the Ortles-Cevedale Group in the Autonomous Province … Continue reading

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Hot July 2012

This post is not my news but is a repost from the Earth Observatory. I have changed nothing of the wording.The original post can be found here: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78869&src=eoa-iotd ———————————————————————————————————————————————– July 2012 was the hottest month on record for the contiguous … Continue reading

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