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In Himalayas rocks buffer retreat of glaciers

Ever since the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change erroneously reported that the Himalaya mountains would be glacier-free by 2035, the actual fate of the world’s highest range has been questioned. An accurate picture has been hard to develop because of differences in retreat rates and a lack of basic data on the glaciers. One study published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience sheds some new light on mountaintop glacial dynamics in the Himalayas. Lead author Dirk Scherler from... [Read more]

Posted by Alison Hawkes on January 24, 2011 No Comments »
Category : Climate Science and Scientists

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