TITLE

Glacial retreat heralds changing Antarctic climate

AUTHOR(S)
Thost, Doug
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Ecos;Jun/Jul2005, Issue 125, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Blog Entry
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article cites a research which shows how Brown Glacier on sub-Antarctic Heard Island is retreating rapidly. It suggests that local climatic conditions are continuing to change rather that stabilize. Measurement of the basic physical characteristics of Brown Glacier commenced in November 2000. The results showed that compared with 1950, the glacier has lost 38 percent of its volume and retreated 1.17 km at an average rate of 21 m per year. The retreat is attributed to an increase in average annual temperatures of about one degree Celcius.
ACCESSION #
17681727

 

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